Now and then I enjoy writing about some more serious topics, because I do sometimes feel like I can make a positive impact on someone else. At least that is what I hope for.

This time I would like to talk about studying. Not just the sitting in school and listening type of thing, but some other types of expanding your knowledge.

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I come from a education system, where we, unfortunately, were almost forced to only memorize things in order to pass a test or examination. That is why now I feel quite bad, because I do not recall a big part of what I was taught. Of course, the most interesting things or any other things that somehow stood out of the big quantum of information still has sticked with me and also, the basics... It's not that bad overall, but it also could have been better.

But let's forget about that, because the main thing that I would like to share with you is that - you should never stop being curious!

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You've probably hear it before, but your learning experience should not stop after receiving a diploma! No and it doesn't. It would be awful if you did not learn and acquire some new knowledge even after graduating. If you are wondering why, then I also have an answer for you.

The world is constantly changing. Nowadays you can never be sure when something new will suddenly appear. People keep developing, inventing and upgrading things in various fields.

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There are even new words showing up. New planets keep being discovered. Yes, I heard that the Danish scientists discovered this week 95 new planets. Crazy, huh?

You can make learning fun and sometimes you might even not notice that you are actually learning. It can be done by

  • reading books (expanding your mindset, vocabulary, additional knowledge about a particular field),
  • watching movies (pretty much the same, but you might find out more about a song, for an example, or a new location by seeing it visually or strengthening your language skills if you are watching it in a foreign language that is not your native),
  • listening to music or a radio station/ podcast (I mean good quality stuff, not like those modern day "rap/ hip hop" songs that do not really make sense in a context),
  • visiting an exhibition,
  • blogging or searching about a particular topic that you suddenly are interested in...

There are so many options! And also travelling is one of the best ways to learn and develop yourself. This is one of my favorites.

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I'd like to believe that education, your knowledge is something no one can take away from you. Gaining the knowledge of making critical decisions, developing your own opinion regarding different topics, being able to connect the odds of some of the current events, knowing facts just for fun, which can come quite handy.

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It may also help to understand what is actually happening in the world. Instead of learning what "others" want us to know, by knowing facts and learning about the current topics even in your town or country, you may analyzed what is really happening and make up your own opinion in for such topics ar politics, economics, culture and the overall events.

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Plus, it is so much fun to talk with smart people! To hear their opinions, their experiences, their observations about this world. Yes, I wish you experience it as well.

I also believe that it is important to have an official education, as well. Attending school, university. Receiving a diploma, a degree.

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I have done that. I takes time, patience and some resources to accomplish it. It is not easy, that is for sure. But it will be worth it.

I enjoy learning, studying. Although, some times I feel lazy to do something - that is only human. I wish I read more books on my spare time, but now I have to read academic type of materials for continuing my studies. The good side is that I enjoy it and I am expanding my vocabulary even now - google translate is used quite often, because there are some terms in English that I am not aware of and English is not my native language. I learned it at first while watching cartoons, then in kindergarten, then I went to an English specialized school, I did some studies while at my first university, I went abroad... now I live in a foreign country. Yes, I've put some real effort in order to develop it and I still am :)

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Do you agree?