A Yearning for Learning and Knowledge

Knowledge is power.

Anything you do, learn, see, and hear, will teach you something. It gives you a knowledge of experience that you can use later in a similar situation. As many great people of the past have said, curiosity is the key to success, as it leads you to obtaining new knowledge to use. Staying curious is one the keys in life to be the person who you dream to be. Only you can become the person you think you are, and in order to do so you must actively become them throughout your days. Your legacy is simply what you do everyday, day in, day out.

What your legacy may be will vary, but it will come down to your daily decisions to make a change in your life. If you want to be known for being strong, then start a strong fitness regime. If you want to be successful, then work everyday for your goals. Finally if you want to accomplish ANY goal, it takes guts/courage/dedication to achieve them.

Knowledge must become a infinite resource for you to tap into for the challenges ahead. You have to learn and learn, to accomplish anything. That means you have to be that voracious reader, curious scientist, jack of all trades worker, etc. That is how you get the most knowledge and experience you can. There are books where people describe knowledge that took them their ENTIRE lives to learn. Which is something you can read in a couple days max. Take advantage of that.

Use online resources too, for they can be inconceivably remarkable for learning. WIth so many site offering FREE courses/opencourseware, that it makes it almost insulting when people don’t take advantage of that.

Or rather what YOU can become!

Want to learn to code? https://www.codecademy.com

Want to learn a new language, or two? https://www.duolingo.com/ (this one has been great for me!)

Want to learn a variety of different things from softskills to actual job specializations? https://www.udemy.com/         https://www.coursera.org/

Here are two more sites to simply keep you curious:

https://curiosity.com/    (New information and facts everyday)

http://www.stumbleupon.com/     (Like Pandora it learns what you like and don’t, so input productivity and self improvement. You will end up getting really cool stuff to learn!!)

This self improvement/learning is somewhat of a passion of mine. I decided while still even in high school that college was not something for me. I LOVE to learn, but I HATED school. Ironic as that may be I think it was due to the format of learning that transpires in education. Generalization for simplicity of learning a large amount of concepts. Alas this doesn’t work for everybody because everyone learns differently.

This is why I ALWAYS try to include some sort of graphics, video, etc. in these blog posts for more visual learners. Also studies say that the brain likes chunks of info rather than big blobs, so I try to space everything out in an orderly fashion. Giving each post a “beginning, middle, and end” per se.

I love to learn, and I love to teach. As a water fitness instructor (including swimming) I get the opportunity to teach many people (I’ve more than likely have taught hundreds of people how to swim). That is also why many of the posts on here seem quite “didactic” as someone once said. I write as if I am preaching or teaching. No there is no religion of the U.L.C. or anything like that. Simply the desire to share philosophy of our own, or of someone else’s that seemed excellent to share. I always stay on the lookout for great minds.

As always thanks for reading, and if you are finding the U.L.C. for the first time then leave a comment saying hello!

-Dustin U.L.C.


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