Comfortable or Stuck? Never Stop Seeking to Learn

It is a fact of life that we as human beings slow down as we age. When we are young adults we challenge ourselves with new sights and sensations. We don’t know the answers to everything, so, we go out and try the experience. Often, things do not work out the way we had hoped, but that is part of life when growing up. As we get older, we begin to limit our experiences to things that we know and are comfortable with. Whether at work, play or in relationships, we choose more carefully what we engage in and with.

Comfortable or Stuck? Never Stop Seeking to Learn

It is very easy during the early middle years and later to stick steadfastly to our comfort zones; which is why we often get fat. Many people think that learning finishes when we leave schools and universities behind. As we become more established at work we refrain from further training unless absolutely necessary. When forced to attend training seminars, we often sneer at the silliness of it all. We imply through our behaviour and body language that we are above all this ‘carry on’ and ‘ra ra ra’.

Before you know it, you are stuck in a rut of complacency. You watch a lot of TV at night; you have become a spectator in your own life to a large degree. Old age is prematurely eating you up like a cancer. You listen to talk-back radio in your car on the way to and from work. Your opinions and attitudes are becoming rusted on; and you complain about the way things are in the world right now. You no longer take risks; wherever possible you avoid any discomfort or feelings of unease.

This is a sure way to an early grave. Your decision to stop learning is killing you. Thinking that you know everything that you need to know to get by, is a delusion. Thinking that you are in control of your life, is another delusion. If you do not challenge yourself on a regular basis, you will slip into a state of inertia. Comfortably numb and uninspired by life. Learning never stops, and we never master this life, it is a constant work in progress. Be humble and challenge yourself to learn new things every day. Go above and beyond what you think that you know; embrace training wherever you can find it. This approach will keep you young and alive; it makes life worth living.

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About sudhahamilton

Sudha Hamilton is the publisher of Eco Living Magazine http://www.ecolivingmagazine.com.au He loves writing and reading about the things that matter. Working predominantly as natural health writer, he has been published in WellBeing, Conscious Living, and Eco Living Magazines. Having spent many years on a spiritual path, originally in the company of Osho, he has an abiding interest in the human condition. From the micro to the macro he seeks to understand the truth that lies beneath the artifice and constructs, which daily delude us all.

Posted on July 19, 2016, in Latest Blog. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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