A wise man once said, that “Once you stop learning you start dying”. Definitely not the most lighthearted of quotes, but Einstein was known to be rather brutal with his life truths to say the least. However, even in this case, Einstein proves to be right yet again, because let’s face it, the moment we stop growing in any way shape or form, all we are doing as a person is essentially just slowly dying.
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Similarly, it’s why people say that getting old is a state of mind. If you keep active, you keep expanding your knowledge, and adding more to your skillset throughout your life, then the only thing which can come from getting older, is the positive aspect of having more experience than you did a few years ago. If you waste that time and find yourself at square one, despite it being around 15 years down the line, then you only have yourself to blame. Now, while you may not be able to regain the lost time from the previous years with our current technology as a species, you can most definitely start making the best of your time now. Fortunately for you, nowadays there are more opportunities and more resources than ever which could help you grow as a person, and if you wish to get stuck in, then all you need is some willingness.
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Start playing an instrument
Hans Christian Andersen once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.”, which is not only a rather poetic quote, but also a relatable one. Some things just cannot be expressed through words, and much like a picture may say a thousand words, then a single sound could be described with paragraphs upon paragraphs of descriptive language, but without actually hearing it, the description will fall flat on its face. Start playing an instrument now, buy something handy and relatively cheap like a Ukulele, find yourself a website like easyukulelesongs.com, and get started. Sometimes that’s really all it takes, not the ukelele of course, but just the initial push to get started. This goes for any instrument, and if the Ukulele is not really your thing, an electric keyboard with the sound coming out through headphones is a great choice for the average person living in a flat as it can be played without making you public enemy number one in your neighbour's house.
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Learn something you’ve always wanted to learn
This does not have to be limited to something related to your professional repertoire, it can be something which would shower you handsomely in personal gratification, and allow you to finally say “I’m able to do this”. Whether you’ve always wanted to learn to be good at speed chess, shogi, or even get ridiculously good at a rhythm game like Guitar Hero, the world is your oyster. Not all skills you learn need to be something which will help you pay the rent, and not having a separation between things you are passionate about, and making money, can sometimes be more of a curse than a blessing. Theoretically speaking, it’s most people’s dream to be able to earn money from doing something they love, but after a while, even your favourite activity in the world can start feeling like a lifeless routine job. Having fun is much more important to our human psyche than most would imagine. Considering what day and age we are in, you can start learning just about anything starting online.
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