Curiosity and Learning#life lessons / updated may 24th, 2020
Reading and experience train your model of the world. And even if you forget the experience or what you read, its effect on your model of the world persists. Your mind is like a compiled program you’ve lost the source of; it works, but you don’t know why.
Curiosity is ever-lasting.
Don’t ask what?, ask why?
”To learn is to live.”
”Confront things you don’t understand, don’t hide from them.” - Kevin Rose
People who base their self-worth on being right about everything prevent themselves from learning from their mistakes. They lack the ability to take on new perspectives and empathize with others. They close themselves off to new and important information.
Conventional life advice, all the positive and happy self-help stuff we hear all the time, is actually fixating on what you lack. You follow dating and relationship advice because you feel that you’re unlovable already.
If you’re dreaming of something all the time, then you’re reinforcing the same unconscious reality over and over: that you are not that.
Ever notice that sometimes when you care less about something, you do better at it?
Taking responsibility for our problems is far more important, because that’s where the real learning comes from.
Something everyone should experience at least once in life:
- the northern lights
- a night sky without light pollution
- financial stability
- living alone
- a sunrise or sunset on the beach
- feeling loved
- standing on the summit of a mountain
- traveling alone
- a meteor shower
- taking a leap of faith
- a concert of your favorite band
- hitting rock bottom
- a best friend
- total solar eclipse