There Are More Things To Learn, It Never Ends

Deliberate learning has been part of my daily routine since I started reinventing myself. And I believe every person should do it. Every person should set aside time for learning, challenging their beliefs, and asking questions.

Often, I remind myself I’m no expert of anything and there are more things I need to learn. If a single day passed and I haven’t learned anything vital for my craft, my goals, my growth as a human being, I feel guilty. Am I obsessed with learning? Maybe.

Here are some self-education strategies that work for me:

  • Read blogs of people I admire every day.
  • Read books (Average 1 to 2 books a month. Hoping to read more).
  • Watch TED talks, School of Life, or other similar videos.
  • Converse with like-minded individuals. Listen.
  • Teach or help people (teaching is learning, yes).
  • Write something (writing is learning, too).
  • Test the things I’ve read. Tinker and experiment.
  • Ask questions or try to answer questions from anyone.
  • Contemplate about things I did recently (usually done on weekends).
  • Challenge my beliefs and other people’s.
  • Watch tutorial YouTube videos.

Though I do these things on a regular basis, I feel like not doing my best to learn. Seems like there are more things I’d love to discover. More things to quench my thirst for knowledge. More life-lessons. More biographies of great people. More compelling stories.

More things to learn, right?

What about you? Are you taking advantage of the Information Age? I would love to hear your thoughts.

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Jade Panugan

Some interesting questions about life and human behavior: What if there’s no money? Why we often feel the urge to prove that we’re right and others are wrong? Why we get pissed off at someone not doing good things? Why we hate? Why it’s hard to be content? I don’t have all the answers, do you? Let’s chat.