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Keep Learning to Stay Relevant!

February 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Most graduates live under the impression that once they completed the classic form of education, they will never have to study again. But that assumption is wrong from at least three reasons: we live in a time and age when a certain craft they’ve prepared for in school will not last a lifetime, so they will probably come to a point in their lives when they’ll be forced to change it and need training for the new craft school systems are renowned for being slow to adapt, so what they learned in school may need an update before actually being used at the workplace changes and new developments have accelerated so much that we continuously need to refresh what we know, learn new things and adapt. Jim Rohn’s famously said: Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. Jim Rohn Of course it’s been a while since he said that. Right now, without continuous learning we won’t stay relevant for long even to make a living. But the emphasis is on self-education, which can make you rich. And Jim Rohn insisted on this idea immensely. Now, here’s a quote that remains completely relevant after almost 2 and a half millennia. It’s from Socrates, who said (and “said” is correct, because he never left anything written): I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. Socrates You’ll find the same idea reiterated by other great thinkers like Galileo Galilei or Albert Einstein. Socrates “taught” by engaging in debates. Anywhere and with anyone, with ordinary or educated people. In a way he lived (and died) by this quote. Let’s end the quoting series with one from Henry Ford. After all, he was a pioneer of an era, not the one we live in now, but […]