Live and learn

WHEN WE LEARN, we grow.

Someone once said people never stop learning, which I believe is true.

We live in the information age, and I’ve found technology has made it possible to learn and multitask.

For example, an app helped me learn how to lose weight.

YouTube has introduced me to travel channels, where I’ve learned about new destinations and stories outside my neck of the woods.

I’ve also found educational channels there.

I might learn to paint.

I’m in the middle of a documentary on early America on History’s app.

Podcasts, which have exploded in popularity in recent years, have also been a wonderful way to learn while I walk for exercise.

I found one with episodes on every American president, a detailed series on the constitution and a program about the space race from science fiction to the moon.

I’ve learned a lot, just putting one foot in front of the other.

These technological opportunities, to me, bring new meaning to the phrase, “live and learn.”

Now, it’s possible to learn something while you go through even the simplest parts of everyday life.


This post is a response to Sue’s prompt, which is, “learn.”

2 Comments

  1. Casey: Powerful and so true! When I was 65 years younger I never envisioned where technology would be today. When I was a kid folks laughed at Dick Tracey’s two-way wrist watch and Buck Rogers. Many people said we would never go to the moon. I saw the cure for Polio and dozens of other diseases. I can take this IPAD I am writing this on and learn facts that would have taken many hours of research etc. along with many trips to a library. As you so clearly sated “Live and Learn”. Well done!

    1. You, too! One paragraph with what sounds like a dozen great stories in it. I think you should tell them to a recorder for posterity.

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