I read in the newspapers the other day and it reported, too much smoking is bad for health. So I stopped smoking. Then I read again in the newspapers and it said that too much alcohol is bad for health. So I cut consuming alcohol. Then I read again in the newspapers that too much sex is bad for health. I stopped reading the newspapers. Heard this one before?
There are too much advice going around and its making me confused. Problem is, like it or not I need these reminders. Why? Because I stopped learning. I thought the day I left school or varsity, my education stopped. Joe Louis, former world heavyweight boxing champion once said, 'Go to school. I tell you go to school. I'm well known and I made a lot of money and I lost a lot of money. I'd be better off if I had gone to school longer, and so will you'.
I used to think that furthering ones education is a waste of time and money. This is what Derek Bok, then President of Harvard University had to say....If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
For over 20 years of my life, when working with the press, I think I only read not more than 5 books on either personal development, fiction or spiritual. That's education stagnated. Didn't realise it then. Now, as I move with people who are positive thinking, love reading books, always filled with positive energy, I find myself drawn towards self improvement, reading books on personal development and trying very very hard to view all things in a positive light. Its difficult considering years of complaining, complaining and complaining. I find I have to unlearn and relearn. Being around bloggers motivated me to start my own blog. A positive move, I think. Not that it was the fashion nor the flovour of the day. Being among bloggers stimulates my thinking which had been dormant fooooorrrrrr years. For me life has just begun and I'm enjoying my new educational journey. So let me soak up all the advice, all the teachings and all that is to experience. Let the climb begin. For the higher I climb, the more tired I'll be but the view will be more intense, more clear.