The key to a long healthy life is to keep learning new things. Education shouldn’t stop when you graduate from school, or even when you retire.
Years ago, I shared an office with a gal in a working-class, entry-level position.
She did the same work every single day.
She had been in that job for fifteen years and had no interest in learning something new.
I can’t even begin to imagine being that type of person. I would be bored stiff.
I loved my formal education, and I even went to graduate school for a Master’s degree.
I enjoy reading magazines like Smithsonian and National Geographic where I learn about art and cultures.
I learned to tap dance when I was in my late thirties, taught myself web design in my early forties, and became an SEO expert in my late forties.
Who knows what I may learn in my fifties, sixties, seventies, and beyond?
Keep Learning New Things
Challenge yourself to keep learning new things.
Expose yourself to people of different ages, religions, and ethnic backgrounds.
Pick up a new hobby, go to a lecture at the library, and watch a documentary.
Read all the articles in a magazine and not just the ones that catch your eye.
Listen to a Ted Talk, follow a Podcast, and listen to human interest shows on National Public Radio.
Travel outside of your state, and outside of your country.
Learning new things makes you a well-rounded and discerning human-being that won’t get fooled by fake news and extreme opinions.
Studies show that active learning is good for your aging brain.
So, to live a long healthy life you need to keep learning new things.
Read all 50 pieces of advice I shared in honor of my 50th birthday.