Whether we are talking about learning more about the natural world or sustainability, or gaining the skills we need to live better, we should never stop learning in life.
All too often, we think about education as something which ends when we leave school, college or university. But the life-long pursuit of knowledge, and keeping that curiosity about the world around us, is, in my opinion, key to a good life – in all senses of the word.
Learn Your Own Learning Style
Learning can, of course, be about deep intellectual study and reading books. But that is not the only type of learning we should always be sure to cultivate in our lives. We can have different learning styles and we should understand how best we each accumulate knowledge most easily in order to absorb as much as possible.
Seek Out and Embrace Difference
Living in a more sustainable way often means listening to the voices we may previously have ignored. It is important to embrace different values and the thoughts of those of different ages, and from different walks of life.
Learn From the Natural World
It is also important to remember that we humans are not the only ones with voices, and plants and other animals, the soil, the water, the wind… these things can also teach us a lot – if only we learn how to listen. Waking up to the lessons nature has to teach us can help us to be the best people we can possibly be. Nature-based learning has no age limit.
If you would like some guidance to help you find the right ways to learn, and the right pathway forwards for your education, no matter your stage in life, I can offer consultancy to help you decide the best pathways and strategies for your lifelong learning journey, and help you plot the route to a more eco-friendly and sustainable way of life. So please do get in touch.