Rushville Republican

Agriculture

February 14, 2014

Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve

Being a member of the Rushville FFA Chapter and National FFA Organization has given me limitless opportunities to become a successful individual. Although this organization is agricultural based, it is not just for the farm raised. The National FFA Organization allows the lives of students to develop their true potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. By being a resident of Rush County, I have been fortunate enough to grow up in an agricultural community where I can apply several of the skills I have learned in FFA. The ingenuity an individual learns in FFA will help them throughout their entire life in whatever they do.

The FFA motto: Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve. This 12 worded proverb provides a platform for all FFA members to live by. Its purpose is to reveal the trail to becoming successful in life. The first part of the motto, “Learning to Do”, is what FFA is all about. In order for an individual to accomplish certain tasks, they must learn how to correctly execute them. By achieving this objective, it allows for the individual to acquire intelligence from the task they have completed. This is the second part of the motto, “Doing to Learn.” By learning to do and doing to learn, an individual obtains a gain. This gain isn’t necessarily money, but more of an understanding. The more experience an individual has, the better they are able to live. This is the third part of the motto, “Earning to Live.” The fourth and final part of the FFA motto is “Living to Serve.” By being an FFA member, I have experienced how good it feels to give to other people who are less fortunate than me.

When reading the FFA motto word for word, it is much more than four three-worded phrases representing the qualities of a great organization. It is a guide, one that helps create future leaders and bring out a person’s true potential. Throughout our whole lives, we are always learning. Learning from others, learning from ourselves, and learning from experiences; a person’s life is full of much significance. It is in these moments in our lives that bring out who a person truly wants to be and who they really are. By using what we have learned through our experiences, we are able to live and by living, we are able to serve. It’s not what we receive in this world that matters, it’s what we give. By giving and serving to those in need, we will leave footprints. It’s in these legacies that people will remember who we are and what we did.

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