Wednesday, September 1, 2010

lifelong learning

Here's a life-changer: pause at the end of each day and ask yourself what three things you've learned. This exercise is a little more abstract for those of us not in school anymore, but once you get in the groove, naming the three things becomes second nature. Before long you'll develop a much more curious approach to living, noticing more details and synthesizing them in myriad new ways. Just today, for instance, I have already learned that laughter is like a cloud that helps you float above your problems and see them with better perspective. That a certain brown dog loves socializing at the bus stop. That Berengia is the former land bridge between Siberia and Alaska over which animals and people migrated from Asia into North America. That's three things already! And it's not even lunchtime yet.

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