Learn At Least One New Thing Each Day – Baloney!
The other day, I went to a website and it had advice for those folks that were intelligent, but really wanted to be a genius. One of the things it noted was that it was important to learn something new every day, and to always seek knowledge. Yes, I agree with most of that, and I certainly agree with the underlining philosophy, however I have a slight difference of opinion, and it comes from observation, experience, and now I can impart it to you as wisdom.
Forget this concept of learning something new every day, this thought you need to learn at least one new thing before you go to bed each and every night. Rather I would submit to you that you should seek to learn 100 new things each and every day of your life. And you might think that’s nearly impossible, but it’s not, I know because I do it every day. As you may not be used to it and just like someone who is training for a marathon, the average human cannot go out and run 10 miles per day, it takes conditioning and practice of course.
Indeed, I would submit to you that the average American who is that, dumb, and happy probably couldn’t run more than a mile and a half without hyperventilating, or pulling a muscle, and running out of breath. But if you practice, eventually you will be able to run three miles a day, four, five, six, and eventually ten miles without stopping. The same thing goes for learning. Sometimes you just have to focus, you have to turn your mind on, get excited about learning, and you’ll soon find out you are quite good at it.
The human brain works much like a muscle, so this is not anything you can’t accomplish. I suppose there are days when I learned 200 things, and hopefully I retain much of that, but memory is also like a muscle, as it gets better the more you use it, and the more you recall that information for use in various human endeavors. If you want to be a genius, you will have to constantly be learning and gathering new information.
They say you should never go to sleep on a full stomach, but I say you should never go to sleep with an empty mind. It is amazing what the mind can do when it rests, and if you have been accumulating information, your mind may work through problems that other humans have never solved. And if you do what I’m explaining here in this article, you too can come up with two or more original thoughts every single day of your life. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.