Sunday, November 27, 2022

It’s never too late to learn new things

Age is often used as an alibi to downplay or ignore a problem, and we’re all guilty of it at times. Common excuses for not keeping up with technological advances include “I am too old to learn new things,” “I am older and 20 kilogrammes heavier, so I will not be able to stay up,” and “I wish I could code, but my degree is in marketing, and I lack the intelligence for it. ”Stop using your age as an excuse; you are not too old. The pursuit of knowledge and success is ultimately about the individual, not about beating out other people. Could you increase your contentment independent of age in this era of thoughtless consumption and the renaissance of simplicity?
Restricting one’s ability to learn is detrimental to cognitive health. One of the most effective strategies to prevent diseases that weaken your brain and improve your memory is to engage in mental stimulation. Constantly engaging in the same activities or consuming the same sources of knowledge prevents our minds from growing and developing. Likewise, it can be quite detrimental to one’s mental health to feel as though one has lost ground professionally or socially. It becomes increasingly difficult to maintain a sense of mastery over one’s environment as one ages. Feelings of isolation and despair may set in as a result.
Pew Research Centre researchers concurred, finding numerous advantages to lifelong education. Ninety per cent of respondents reported that the experiences they had while learning “made them feel more capable and well-rounded.” Seventy per cent or so of respondents indicated that expanding their horizons through education improved their quality of life. 64% also reported that the lessons they had learnt “resulted in them meeting new people. ” Taking a class or course will need you to put in mental effort, just like exercising a muscle. Demonstrate to yourself and others how much potential there is in your receptive and active brain. If you are not interested in attending a traditional school setting. Sure, don’t fret about it. Don’t get left behind; modernise your education by taking classes online. It’s impossible to exercise different portions of your brain if you never challenge yourself to learn something new and instead stick to the same routines repeatedly. And hence, there will be no further expansion of those regions. You’ll start to feel like it’s time to make a change when boredom at work sets in. Maybe that’s the case. It’s possible that gaining some new knowledge and abilities will help you land your dream position. Whether you’re looking to advance in your current position or switch careers entirely, expanding your knowledge and credentials is always to your benefit.
A lot of times, how successful we are determines how much we value ourselves. We seek a perpetual sense of triumph. You can’t buy, own, or gain success or “winning,” hence these concepts are irrelevant. You may manufacture a sense of accomplishment by working on yourself and becoming the most accomplished version of yourself that you can be. A poll by the Office of National Statistics found that respondents with higher levels of education were more likely to indicate medium or high levels of overall life satisfaction and to think that the activities in which they engaged had greater importance.
Mahima Bais

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