Learning for Fun and for Benefit


Life is about learning new things about yourself and your surroundings and never settling for the feeling of satisfaction for too long. The feeling would only last for a short while anyway.

Learning new things and teaching others about them through conversation helps you process and understand the meaning and philosophy behind those new things. And so, you learn more.

Try not to be the smartest person in the room. And trust me, you are not, as it is dependent on the point of view. Someone always knows something you don’t. Try to find out what it is and start learning.

 

 Why is learning so important? First of all, it is fun. This doesn’t necessarily answer the question, but fun things tend to have a positive effect on one’s mind. Learning is about getting more knowledge. Knowledge in itself is important. If you didn’t know that a lion or a bear was a dangerous carnivore, you would probably just go for a hug with that big furry one. So one aspect of learning is that you get to know the basics of how to live your life and stay safe.

Besides the obvious, there is just that something that drives us to want to know more. Every person I have met with that drive, has always seemed to get more out of life. Curiosity seems to make us breathe more exited and have a meaning for everything we do. Ever had a dull job? I would argue that you didn’t get to learn enough new things during that time, and most of the days were pretty much the same.

Of course not everyone likes the same things. To cut this short, everyone does not see great opportunities for learning in the same places. And we only have a limited time to learn things during our day. Thus we have to choose what we want to learn the most and go for it. It is a decision between the most fun and the most beneficial. Either way, those two are the ones you should focus on.

Life is about learning new things about yourself and your surroundings and never settling for the feeling of satisfaction for too long.

One more thing you can choose is whether you would like to know all there is to know about one thing, specialize, or be a jack of all trades. There is nothing wrong with either, as both paths have their own benefits. A bit of something is always a good choice as it will help you in your everyday life more than just knowing all of a narrower selection. Maybe focus on something and get to know the basics of several others would be the way to go. That is what I like to do, both for fun and for benefit. Learn.

 

Cheers,

Samuli

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