Learning new things is fun

I am catching up with posting online my articles.

Well... actually I should rather say that learning at HOME is fun.

So... lately I am in a quieter and more peaceful phase of my life and I have more time to dedicate it towards doing things which I enjoy rather then being under stress of fighting to survive in the current system - and one of the things which I enjoy is to learn new things. But it is not that I am just learning something for the sake of learning or passing an exam in school or at the university. I am actually trying to improve functioning of my business and I need to learn new thing about the computer and the web design. And so I do it at home with the help of Youtube etc. These days we don't really need books to learn things because it is much more effective to do it with the use of technology ( computers, internet etc. ). Obviously I have access to various video demonstrations and it is much easier to find an answer to a certain problem rather than trying to search through 10 different books. And apart from this it is practically free of charge ( apart from paying for my internet and telephone bill, computer and electricity. Anyway it is definitely cheaper than at the university.

And the best thing is that I don't have to study and memorize tons of information which over 90% of I will forget soon after exam and then I will never use it in my life but instead I am learning what I really need and what I can practically apply in life and in my business for example.

And so this is really fun for me. Of course I have moment of WTF or WTH because you'll know... I do something but it doesn't work ( especially with the computers ) and then I have to continue to struggle for hours or even few days to find the answer or I have to learn another computer program or programming language but in general it is fun to be able to learn new things. And over 90% of the stuff which I am learning stays with me because I use it in my business regularly.

So the questions is now:

Why can we not do the same thing in schools and universities ? I mean why can we not make the education being more fun ?

Good question... !!!

Though to answer is quite simple...

We have all created and accepted it this way. We have created a current global system with its education subsystem which is orientated on making as much profit as possible and not on making our life easier and prosperous according to the principle of what is best for all.

I know that there are certain initiatives in the form of "alternative" schools ( e.g. Waldorf education and schools ) which try to make education fun but quite of then it is not easy for them to survive in the current system as there is not enough support from society to go in these direction. And so... most of our children have to literally suffer in our schools and universities coping with the current nonsense way of teaching useless stuff.

But I say it again that it is all up to us to change it. Though do not demand that somebody does it for you. Be active and make the change yourself.


Written: 2014 - September - 15   Published: 2014 - November - 07      © Copyright 2014 - Greg Wiater