Seth Godin wrote a great article on learning. There was a lot of great points in the article but I especially enjoyed his point about giving people a movie instead of a book.

I have experienced similar things when telling people about reading a certain book. No way, they don’t have enough time. They are way too busy. But give them a movie every night and they will watch each one once and even twice. Why is that? Are we getting so lazy as a society that we can’t even read a whole book? We would rather sit in front of a TV and be a passive observer of what is going on. I used to be a movie/TV person but have now seen the light. I have read over 30 books in the past year. And now movies can barely keep my attention throughout. I try to get people around me to read more. No one has time they say. So I do outlines on the books so they can get the main points from the books. Still not enough time to get through the outline. Some of the people who actually read the outlines do eventually get sucked in to that or other books.

Why do we think that once we are done with school we can just stop learning? To tell you the truth I read and study more than I ever did in school. I don’t want to have to go to school for someone to teach me what they think. I can do my own school and pick what is relevant to me by picking books that I really enjoy.

Are you content with what you know and just fine with coasting through life on easy street? Or do you want something more?

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