Schools out. Education ends. But learning stays the key to all human achievements and the first step towards your own happiness.
Learn about yourself.
Study the past, observe the present, be ready for the future.
Look at our history for better understanding of today's politics.
Don't just use the internet for watching netflix or chatting with your friends.
- Read more books.
- Watch documentaries.
- Learn a new language.
- Watch videos in a second language.
As soon as you quit learning, exploring and growing, intellectual death waits on your doorstep.
In a world that, thanks to globalization and internet, isn't that big anymore, language plays an important role in both personal and occupational development.
Being able to understand, speak and write in more than your native language isn't just useful for training your memory and your brain in general. To be ready for the future of international business, note that speaking languages like English, Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, French and Arabic can be a major selling point.
But even if you aren't planning to become CEO of a multinational corporation, learning a second language can be useful. Because a great deal of information that can be found online is written in English, non-native speaker like me are well advised to compensate this "handicap".
While there are many forms and techniques of learning from different sources, using different senses, reading stay's my number one pick. Nearly everything that was ever known to mankind was written down or documented and almost all information you could have dreamed of is consumable through books or the internet. If you just want a little introduction or a summary, there are other good sources, but reading stays key to getting the theoretical knowledge required for most things in life. Furthermore there is a big chance to embarrass yourself if you aren't capable of proper reading.
Second place is clearly going to videos. If I'm new to a certain topic and start collecting information and knowledge about it, I usually start off with a few YouTube videos to get nice, simple introduction and the basic aspects in a small amount of time. If I want to dive deeper at this point, I'm switching over to reading.
My third favorite learning resource is listening to podcasts. One thing that is really great about them is the audio-only aspect. You don't have to constantly point your eyes towards a screen, but have the freedom to do a variety of things on top. Some good examples are cooking, cleaning or exercising.