Parents often ask their children, “What did you learn in school today?” It might be interesting if your children responded with, “Gee Mom/Dad, we’d rather hear what you learned at work today.” How would you respond?
Sometimes it seems like learning is only something children and teens do during the school years. Not anymore. Life throws many changes at us. If we don’t keep learning, we quickly fall behind.
For example, suppose computer skills weren’t taught when you were in school. Now computers not only play an important role in education, they touch every aspect of our lives. So what do you do? You have two choices. You can either accept the fact that you don’t understand computers or you can start learning now.
Continuous learning doesn’t have to involve a lot of extra effort. Many important lessons aren’t learned in the classroom. They can be found in your daily routine. The trick is recognizing and applying them. If you want to be a life long learner, you might begin by asking yourself, “What did I learn today?” each night before bed. You are probably learning more than you realize.
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