Last weekend, I saw Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. It is a movie about a cable news producer who took on a new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan.
This movie made me read about the Soviet-Afghan war and I didn’t realize until halfway into the article that I developed sudden interest in knowing what really happened.
I watched the movie because I was first interested in learning how Kim Baker who was a journalist, recounted her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.
Finding myself learning was what inspired this article.
We learn everyday and if you don’t agree with this I can give you a few reasons why I have this opinion.
Everyday, we talk to people, listen to music, watch a movie or comedy skit, read an article, a chapter of a book or the news (print or online). Even if you do not do all of these things I mentioned, at least you do one everyday. With or without knowing it, you are learning.
Life long learning is an ongoing, voluntary and self motivated pursuit of knowledge for personal or professional reasons. It helps in self sustainability, employability and personal development amongst other things. – Wikipedia
The question now is what kind of things are you taking in?
What music do you listen to? What friends are you keeping? What conversations do you have? What kind of movies do you watch? What do you read?
Whenever I read something that interests me, it always stays. I always remember the key points and it has helped mepersonally and professionally.
Keep in mind ‘Garbage in, garbage out’.
Bible Verses on Learning
Proverbs 1:5 – A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel.
Proverbs 18:15 – The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
The best way to develop lifelong learning in my opinion is to pay attention to the things that happen with you daily and then choose to see what you can learn from it.
What do you think? Please share in the comment section below.
Here’s a link to my vlog — Best Way to Develop Lifelong Learning
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