What is your value?
- You are improving
- Vocabulary stops growing
- Think about what it means to stop learning
- Meaningful gain in your life
- You are exercising your mind
What is your value? What happens to people when they get older and realize that they haven’t improved or developed much more in any way?
We see that one thing in particular gets in the way and prevents people from improving and that is that they stop learning. If you continue to learn as you did growing up in school then you are improving.
Most people have learned everything they’re going to learn by the time they are 25 years old. It’s also about that time their vocabulary stops growing. You will probably use all the words you’ve learned by age 25 for the rest of your life.
Think about what it means to stop learning. When you stop learning, you stop growing. If your mind was a muscle it wouldn’t get any big or stronger. In fact, over time it would become weak and unable to sustain itself. If you stopped exercising or working out it’s the same thing. Once you stop learning you stop growing in many ways.
Why would somebody want to keep learning all their life? Isn’t a college education, or graduate school enough? We’re not necessarily talking about things you memorized and repeated in order to get a good grade. Most of those things you’ve forgotten and they’ve fallen by the wayside and never produced any meaningful gain in your life.
If you just learned one new thing each day, you would learn 365 new things every year. Over a decade or two that’s a lot of learning. You are exercising your mind, your memory, and not allowing it to stagnate. So the next time you meet an older person and find them fascinating to be around and talk to, just remember they have spent much of their lifetime learning new things and improving.
QUESTION: What should readers take away from this message today?
ANSWER: That if you stop learning, you stop living.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because you can look all around you and see people who tell the same stories, the same complaints, and talk about the same things like the weather or politics. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if they shared something new they learned?
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: Decide what it is you want to learn more about. If you study it only 30 minutes a day in a few years you will be a national expert.
COMMENTARY: Unless, and even if, you get a higher education of any kind, it could become obsolete as soon as you graduate. This is especially true now with so many new break-through discoveries and awarenesses. Humanity is on the brink of completely new ways of thinking and living. This is why so many things are no longer working like they used to. So a formal education is only as good as it remains useful. Choose wisely and don’t stop learning.