Here Say: Your Stories about Learning, Told on MU's Campus
Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning, etc. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map.
Cameron Range told us that he’s learned the most from an important guy in his life: his dad.
"So my freshman year of high school I was playing baseball. I was trying out for the high school team and I got cut, and it was really tough and I beat myself up over it and it was a tough time in my life. I was talking to my dad about what I should do and I think probably one of the smartest word of anyone really is to focus on the positive and work on the negative. So focus on what’s going good and work on what is bad, but not really worry about it. He has a lot of good life lessons. He’s really smart. Our personalities kind of clash but at the same time he’s been through a lot and has a lot of good life experiences."
T’Keaya Gaines said she learned about psychology from her classes… and also from TV.
"I just like to study the brain, but I want to study the interactions and why people are the way they are and why people think the way they think. This is gonna sound really weird, but I like Law and Order and there was a psychologist on there trying to help them figure out the case and I was like I want to do that. I want to know why people act crazy sometimes. It seems a little weird that my brain wants to study other brains being weird. Maybe I’m weird, I don’t know."
We found Roger Netherton taking a break from playing his fiddle outside on MU’s campus. He told us the story of how he learned to play it
"Well, since I’m sitting here with an instrument, I guess I’m inclined to tell a story about the kind of music that I play, which is called Old Time. It’s sort of where Bluegrass came from. It’s full of thousands of tunes that old people have passed down to their grandchildren who passed down to their grandchildren, and no one ever writes them down. So we have these people who are still alive who have taught us. That’s what Old Time is all about; it’s about carrying on a tradition. I have this tune that I learned playing with a guy in St. Louis called 'Cannonball Reunion.' The way I would learn it is he would play it, then I would play it back for him, and we would do that until it works, which only takes a few times through."
For more stories about learning, check out our interactive map here.