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I have always loved to learn. I was one of those who loved school, sixth form, college and university. I can’t say with certainty which I loved the most, but I do know that the love came from my desire to learn being satiated. Honestly, I would be very happy being a student for the rest of my life (and I know that even then I wouldn’t be close to knowing everything). That isn’t really the best option; but I am not going to give up learning.
You won’t be surprised to find that I love words. To me, book learning is the easiest. I am academic. Therefore I am planning on using books and the internet to keep myself from becoming bored with my knowledge. (It’s true that I’ve found if I’m not learning I feel like something is missing from my life.) Believe me, living in this technology age has made learning incredibly easy for anyone with access to a computer and I know it. I know it to the point that I’m determined to not let all that knowledge out there go to waste.
When I was younger I had a dream to read every book ever published. Even then I knew it wasn’t possible but that didn’t stop me trying (and a part of me knows that I will never truly stop trying). The same is true of learning. I know I can’t learn everything. To be honest I don’t think I’d be happy if I did (seriously, I need to be learning to feel satisfied) but that won’t stop me trying. I just need to work out where to start.
That dream I had of reading all the books, I had a starting point. I wanted to read all the books in my bedroom (as I had over three hundred books I will admit that I am still working my way through them), followed by in our house, in our local library, etc. I feel I need the same approach with learning. There are some things that I will never stop learning about (writing being one of those) but there is so much more to the world. And now I literally (thanks to the internet) have that world of knowledge at my finger tips.
So, any ideas where I should start?