A partial list of things that cannot be taught:

  • Effortlessness
  • Heroism
  • Subversiveness
  • Resoluteness
  • Commitment
  • Individuality
  • Sympathy
  • Spontaneity

This is not to say that you can't induce people to be some of these things, it's just unclear how they can be taught them without already knowing how. Some teachable things, but difficultly so, include:

  • Detachment
  • Critical Thinking
  • Inner Peace
  • Creativity 
  • Responsibility

The only line I can draw is that the second list seem to be more about ways of thinking, while the first list contains ways of being or feeling. If anyone can draw a better line, or has ways of teaching things on the first list, leave a comment below.

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