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Friday, February 16, 2007

Longevity, aging and your continuing education

"Education is the best provision for old age." - Aristotle

If you are an inquisitive kid, or like myself entering your second childhood, continuing education will keep your brain working and your body healthier. Unfortunately in modern western societies graduation is frequently seen as the end of learning.

A dismayingly large number of those leaving the bureaucratic educational system never pick up another book, even fewer will read a non-fiction book to increase their knowledge.It seems modern education beats the love of learning out of the child and leaves an adult crippled with a distaste for pursuing knowledge.

School is not about learning. Schools distribute information and check for short term retention. Learning is something you do for yourself - education is something done to you, sometimes by your agreement.
Learning takes information, applies thought and action, and creates long term useful knowledge.

You will add years to your life and health to your body by continuing your education - even in a formal educational environment. Far better of course is to rediscover the joys of self-directed learning found in pursuing your passions.

The search for and discovery of actionable knowledge that relates to your personal choices will add meaning to continuing education while lengthening and enhancing your life.


Go back to your own created version of school - do it for yourself this time.


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