Everyday is an opportunity to find out something you didn’t know before. If you pay attention you might encounter something new will inspire you to find out more. The amount of knowledge in the world is amazing. I suspect no one will know everything there is to know about everything. Facts are important here as to differentiate between spin and opinion. Wisdom can help us apply our new found information. Learning is indeed a life-long process and it is more about action than anything else. Maybe if we did more learning it would inspire us to change ourselves and the world around us.
When one goes through some adversity whether it be internal or external you learn things about yourself you didn’t know. The process of self discovery can be difficult but there is much to learn from the experience. I feel like when you go through things your prior experiences where you have been able to learn about how others cope is powerful and helpful for your future. Success and failure are two powerful teachers and the lessons you learn from both are valuable and necessary for personal growth and development.
It seems so many people are living their lives online without stepping away to live it in reality. The lure of a virtual life is so much more appealing than that of a real existence. We find people who can’t differentiate what is artificial and what is actual.
When you un-friend someone on social media it could be interpreted as un-friending in the real world which is not the case but the two seem to have linkage in the hearts and minds of many.
People are emboldened to do and say things on social platforms that they might not say to your face. That in itself can cause many problems and can end friendships and family connections. You have to decide if it’s all worth it.
Everything is amplified online and there is no way to translate full meaning in text or words without possibly offending someone. Freedom of expression is a great thing but with it comes great care and responsibility. You have to know who you are conversing with and not everyone will get what you are saying could be humorous or even serious.
Your online life is to enhance your real world life not the other way around. Although for me I am always looking for things to blog about and to be inspired by what happens to me in daily living.
My friends it’s a very good thing to get out and get off-line for a bit. Get some fresh air, go to a coffee-house and meet friends face-to-face. Engage in conversations over a meal. If you have a porch invite your friends over for real face time. The social network has existed for years before computers or social networking. It will give you a lot of great ideas to post about.
Living online should be done in a measured way. Living off-line is where the action and adventure lies. Having the world at your fingertips does not replace having the world outside your door.
Life is about growing up, growing old and learning how to navigate it all. We grow and get smarter by the things we learn in school, from others and the lessons the world teaches you every day. Learning is about opening your heart and mind to the intellectual opportunities that comes your way. We should be about learning from one another daily. Experience is painful but its the best way of learning something that will keep you going. Learning can keep you living, alive, vibrant. The seasons have a way of informing us what we need to know. Keep on learning everyone.
Today at work I learned that making decisions and making policy are things you have to create as you go along. Sometimes it means changing things to suit the current situation. In a transition you learn a lot about yourself and those who work with you. I am honoring those who got me where I am by trying to do my best to meet expectations and achieve goals set before me. Much of the times it’s about figuring stuff out on your own. Also there is leading people and hopefully inspiring them to do their best too.