Tuesday, November 11, 2008
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All men by nature desire knowledge.-- Aristotle
When I saw this little desk in the middle of toys I thought of how we are taught routines in school and possibly lose some of our ability to easily adapt, then we have to go out and get our street smarts little by little. How important those street smarts are.
Not long ago I heard that learning something new helps keep your brain from aging quickly, and can actually be part of that fountain of youth we are all eating our greens for. It doesn't work at all if you know a lot about US Presidents, and think "Hey, I'll learn something new--I'll study all of the first ladies." that would do nothing to make your brain wake up and be sharper. Or if you play piano and decide to take up the tuba. It has to be an area you've displayed no interest in, something to challenge your brain. I haven't decided what to choose yet, but I'm going to spend this winter learning some new things. I need all the help I can get. I don't know a thing about a whole lot of subjects, so I have a lot of choices. Maybe I'll finally learn the metric system.