Most of us couldn’t wait to get out of the confinement and regimentation of school, so that we could REALLY live. Now that we’re living in the adult world, it’s important to remember the joy of learning. I’m not talking about reading something because you have to, or following an established procedure that is a part of your job. Although these can be rewarding experiences, nothing is as fun as discovering something new.
Children don’t have to be forced to learn, they learn naturally, because they can’t help it. They only need to be encouraged to learn what someone else values, according to someone else’s timetable. If left to their own devices they will do incredible things. Look at the way they have embraced new technologies. I don’t even know how to text.
I learned very early in life that I could find out whatever I needed to know at the library. My father always responded to requests for information with, “Look it up.” So I did. Now I have the Internet. There is an amazing amount of information out there. All you have to do is type your topic into a search engine, and voila! It is important to filter this free info, and consider your sources.
So, look up something today, and read about it. Then tell someone you know what you have learned, and it will stay with you. Doesn’t this sound like fun?