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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Day 40: Never Quit Learning

(basketball camp in Iceland)


Day 40:

Never quit learning. That should be all I have to write here, but I will write more. The most ignorant I ever was is when I was about 16-23 years of age. I thought I knew everything there was to know in the world but was actually clueless. It was amazing to see during those years how much more intelligent my father became. But really, who really was becoming wiser? Me or Dad?

Socrates said something to the effect that the most intelligent you are is when you realize you know nothing. Now I am not saying that you should float never believing or standing for anything, on the contrary, do those things. But know why you believe what you believe.

Never quit learning.

And question everything.

By questioning everything, it will force you to continue looking for answers to the questions that you and others have. Visit historical places, visit many different places whether historical or not, be a traveler of the country and the world.

Read.

It is important to continually have a book that you are reading. Reading expands your vocabulary, it grows your mind, and it informs you of anything you want to know. But when reading, make sure you that you also read articles or books of those that you disagree with the point of view. It is important to know what both sides of an issue think, and why they think that way. Read magazines, books, Internet articles, read everything you can get your hands on.

Never quit learning.

Question everything.

Read.

Challenge: Pick up a book  of something that interests you and start reading it.