It is important to keep yourself safe. Protecting your body and life is basic survival and although we don’t live in nature anymore it’s still the basic human need, to survive. This means finding a way to feed yourself and clothe yourself. Once that is taken care of you are sort of set but if you are a human that wants more out of life, education is just as important.
Like your body, your mind is a muscle and needs to be exercised in order to be in tip top shape. Isn’t the saying goes “use it or lose it”?Sit in front of that T.V. for too long and you will get dumber. I mean you’ll know a lot about pop culture which in this day and age is sort of important but you’re going to be dumb. Unless you want to be TLC’s newest reality show star being dumb is not a great prospect.
A good way to prevent becoming dumb is by reading and generally educating yourself. Now this doesn’t mean the pressure is all on your head. By no means is that the case. There are plenty of willing and able teachers in the world and on the web that are eager to relay their knowledge to you. Online learning is a major business. Websites like Udemy and Lynda are specially programmed to offer those interested courses on all sorts of subjects. The only limit is your imagination. After some searching I found countless articles about these sites on Edumuch.com. If you have I recommend you take a look.
The downside to online learning is that the motivation lies squarely on your shoulders. If you don’t want to learn you won’t. There is no one looking over your shoulder making sure you do the work required to move on. In my opinion these websites weren’t made for the un-motivated. They made for people with a thirst, a hunger! Or knowledge and all that comes with it.
Even if you aren’t interested in enrolling in a MOOC or E-learning site there are many other avenues to discover. There are countless tutorials on how to program or how to take the perfect picture. Like I said before the only thing that can keep you from success is yourself. Do some soul searching and find out what makes you tick. That’s the easy part, the hard part is then pushing yourself to learn and master the skills or topics that interest you.
I myself have been interested in computer science for quite some time. My friend told me I should start to learn Python because it was fairly easy to learn and was similar to a lot of the other computer languages. I thought that learning programming could open up new opportunities for me both creatively and economically. We are quickly becoming a world where technology is key and the programming is the way we communicate with technology so it only makes sense to learn how to write code. I have taken a couple of classes and have really enjoyed them. It has been a challenge but one that I really want to face. I found what it was that made me tick and I am following it through. I recommend you do the same.