Explore MorePosted: January 10, 2012
Learning new things helps keep our minds fresh and mossy. It’s very easy to remain in our comfort zone and keep learning more about those things we already know quite a bit about. There’s really nothing wrong with that at all.
It’s a different kind of learning that takes us outside that comfort zone to explore new things.
How far you decide to wander outside your proximal zone of comfort is up to you. Personally I’m going to start by learning a little more about neuroscience and brain-based research. This sparked my interest after reading Mindset by Carol Dweck. I’ll talk about that in a future post.
My dad, whose formal training is in chemical engineering, decided in his 80’s that he’d like to learn more about economics. So on a quest to learn everything on the internet (his actual words) he set out some short term goals, knocked them off like so many cricket wickets, and now converses regularly with university economists and voraciously devours every edition of The Economist in print and on the web.
Well, I’m not quite there yet. I think I might start here. What sort of exploration are you considering?