Want To Be A Lifelong Learner, Or Just Seem Like It? Here's 5 Techniques
Lifelong learning is the quintessential habit that people should be adopting to their personal mantra for never-ending self-growth. When you start on the path of lifelong learning, you're setting yourself up for decades of unbridled knowledge and information you may not have otherwise had. That being said, it's just as easy to become a lifelong learner as it is to simply pretend you're completely on top of things, always: the choice is completely up to you.
You see, reading is the truest way to continually up your brain power and understand of this wacky world we live in. Your brain makes connections while you read that it might have otherwise missed. You come into a new sense of personal empowerment because you're well-read. Although, you can just as easily mock that sense of personal empowerment by pretending you're well-read. Just spout off famous literary titles and authors, and maybe catch up on SparkNotes if you've got some free time.
The best way to achieve things in life is to have goals, and your goals need to be laid out for you to understand how to achieve them. When you have a to-do list of learning objectives for your life, you'll know what information is is that you need to seek out. But, if you're already just going to act smarter than everyone, there's not much you need to do.
A time-tested reality of learning is that collaboration will always heighten a person's understanding of a matter at hand. By joining a group of people with a similar lifelong learning passion, you'll bounce ideas of those with similar aspirations. Again, what might be easier is just not doing that, and instead rattling off nonsensical stuff all the time and acting like you've got a reason to believe it's true.
4. Carve out daily time for learning and refining your knowledge base, or just look at the Internet and take it for what it's worth
Lifelong learning means just that: always finding time to learn. That sounds pretty cumbersome, right? Rather, just get on the Internet and read some stuff and chalk it up to feverishly finding facts. Then, in conversation, you can (without lying) always utter the phrase, "I read something about that," and sound unequivocally brilliant.
Lifelong learners seek out mind-blowing worldly truths because they want to know everything about our existence. However, instead of seeking that information out (which, as we've covered deeply in this article, takes a lot of time and effort), just pretend you're the one blowing everyone's mind all the time. They all do seem to have a look of bewilderment on their face when conversing with you, but maybe that's because they're wondering how you live your life with so little knowledge. Whatever.