This morning, we went for a walk in the neighborhood. I needed to bring my oldest to preschool, and after we dropped him off, my two year-old and I played on the playground for a little while. We had a lot of fun, and I got to see his curiosity at work.
Little children are perfect examples of how to learn. There were letters and numbers on the playground, and he would point to each letter, and make me tell him what they were, and then he would repeat it. There was a ladder going up to the slide, and he wanted to figure out where the best place was to put his hands and feet in order to climb up without falling. There were two slides next to each other, and each time we got to the bottom, he wanted to hold hands, and laughed when we shocked each other.
To a casual observer, nothing too important was happening. We were playing and having fun. What was actually happening was some serious learning. Natural curiosity and play is how children learn. For some reason, as we get older, many forget this natural process of learning. It can become dull, and too much work.
What are you curious about?
What interests you?
What kind of a topic would enrich your life and make you happier?
Find out what you love. Whether you are a master, or know nothing about it, there is probably something more to learn. Find something you are passionate about, and learn all you can. Be curious. You don’t have to write a big paper on this, and cite your sources. You don’t have to fill out worksheets. You could be on the computer, you could be outside, or you could be with other people. Find out how you like to learn best.
When it becomes enjoyable to you, learning will no longer be work.
That’s not the end of it though.
Once you have learned something, the best way to solidify it, is to teach someone else. Find someone who is interested in the same thing as you, and teach them. You will both benefit. Maybe you will even have things to teach each other
Never stop learning. You are never too old. A life-long learner will be happier, and have every advantage over someone who has been passive in their life.
So, I’d like to hear from you.
What is something that you would really like to learn about?
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