Much or our behaviour, and our thinking too, is guided by out of date information. Life is about opportunity, and there's nothing in the small print that says we 'should' or 'should not'.
Exploration requires a certain state of mind. If you like a formula, I guess it's curiosity + intent, or something like that.
Our ability to cope diminishes as pressure increases. It's a subtle process and so it's easy to miss the signs of impending burnout. Learning to monitor yourself to ensure that you have sufficient spare capacity is critical to resilience and performance under pressure
Loud and proud slogans like this are all very well and they do an important job in promoting an ideal and respect for individuality. But, they can be double-edged, with undesirable side-effects.
There is no escaping it, the imagination shapes outcomes. Some cultures say "Be careful of what you wish for...", with others it's "Beware of your dreams...". Ether way, it's happening now.
Organised learning tends to be directed at the young, we [...]
Sometimes we can only gain the best vantage point by doing something different. And sometimes, when you attempt to do that other people will try and stop you.
Next time you are caught in a queue, resist the [...]
Goats may be stubborn, but they are also wise. Recent research has shown that they really can learn from each other. That's not the point of this post, though.
As most of us find to our cost, it can be a thankless and almost impossible task to advise, teach or persuade people when they are not ready to take on our ideas. In its broadest sense, teaching is at best a hit-and-miss affair, and at worst a process that alienates people. Assuming that it automatically results in learning is can be a huge waste of time.