Today, On Learning
I am 41 years young, going on 42 . 20 years ago I was still a student. And like (almost) all students, I learned 80% of the time and subjects, because I had to, not because I wanted to / liked to / was curious to know more about.
If someone would have told me at that moment that 20 years later I will not only learn voluntarily, with pleasure and curiosity, but I would also complain that I don't have enough time to do so… I would have laughed at their face and called them crazy .
And yet, here I am. I am fortunate enough to have a profession that not only requires continuous learning, but also feeds my curiosity and my desire to maintain alive and happy this learning process.
I see the same phenomenon in my daughter (almost 10 years young). If something is not taught to her in a playful, interesting manner (yes, even math can be playful), she will struggle with it a lot, even though the domain might interest her. Also, when she's curious about a subject, she spends hours researching , practicing, talking about it (and oh boy, she can talk...).
This year, besides my professional interests and learning, I decided I want to know mare about the world we live in .
To be clear, I never liked history un geography when I was in school. Some interest in anthropology in my students year, but it faded away rather quickly.
Now, although I would prefer to learn about this world's history and geography by travelling, I know this is not 100% possible (due to multiple reasons). But since I am practicing flexibility now , I decided to travel and learn virtually.
So I replaced Netflix movies & series, with Netflix documentaries - about places, people, cultures, food, history, way of living, it's a marvel of content out there. There are also some virtual tours websites, where one can visit museums or other places all ever the world.
Of course, whenever possible, we will live travel. This year we'll learn more about Cyprus
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