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Title: UOG Memories: A Connection Between (Educational) Psychology and Poetry Yukiko Inoue-Smith, PhD Professor Emerita of Educational Psychology
Authors: Inoue-Smith, Yukiko
Keywords: SEPRS
Society of Professors Emeritus & Retired Scholars
educational psychology
University of Guam
faculty development
higher education faculty
lifelong learning
tanka poetry
Issue Date: 15-Jan-2022
Series/Report no.: Legacy Series;
Abstract: My most important goal in life is to realize “absolute” happiness. To do so, according to Buddhist teachings, we must leave behind three poisonous worldly passions: attachment to what we want, anger, and envy. Of course, growing beyond these poisons completely is difficult for anyone: almost impossible. Life is full of hardships, so that in some environments, even survival itself is a challenge. Academia is no exception. Just as strong my passion for teaching and research, tanka poetry is an area that I have invested much passion and commitment. Even so, tanka was a “tool” for me to survive in the jungle named “academia.” Like keeping a diary, I have written poems based on my feelings, including sadness, despair, and anger. Now that I have retired, from now on, I am going to write tanka for my own enjoyment, not as a tactic for survival.
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