33 Ideas for Lifelong Learning

33 Ideas for Lifelong Learning

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Inspiration for what to read, see and do to stay curious and keep your fire for knowledge burning brightly.

To live the virtuous life we must embrace wisdom and the courage to seek it. Curiosity, creativity and a life of learning will help you keep an active and sound mind. Here are a few ideas to keep you wise beyond your years. 

  1. “I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.”Eartha Kitt
  2. Read Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel.
  3. Watch School of Rock.
  4. Listen to “Learning to Fly” by Tom Petty.
  5. Learn to be happy!
  6. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” —Leonardo da Vinci
  7. Read Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink.
  8. Attend a reading by one of your favorite authors.
  9. Watch The Intern.
  10. Read Let's Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties by Patricia Marx.
  11. Learn to overcome your fears.
  12. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ―Oprah Winfrey
  13. Read Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.
  14. Watch Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.
  15. Listen to “ABC” by The Jackson 5.
  16. Learn to speak another language.
  17. “Never laugh at live dragons.” ―J.R.R. Tolkien
  18. Read A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas by Warren Berger.
  19. Watch Precious.
  20. Learn to paint happy trees.
  21. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” —Bill Gates
  22. Read The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield.
  23. Watch The Karate Kid.
  24. Download a new podcast.
  25. “You teach best what you most need to learn.” —Richard Bach
  26. Read The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
  27. Start or join a book club.
  28. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”Dr. Seuss
  29. Watch The Breakfast Club.
  30. Read The Power of Mindful Learning by Ellen J. Langer.
  31. Take a cooking class.
  32. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ―Aristotle
  33. Read Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.

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