Each day you are given endless opportunities to engage in various activities. Now, some things are routine such as eating, sleeping, working, etc. However, we still have some downtime in between those activities, which some fill with endless scrolling on social media, reading a new book, binge watching The Office for the tenth time, or other hobbies.
We each age out of school but does that mean the learning stops?
Learning doesn’t stop just because you stopped attending school. Think about your life now, when you got a new phone, you learned about the new features (especially if you changed from iOS to Android). If your a parent, you learned how to be a parent which I’m sure came with a huge learning curve.
As mentioned in one of my earlier poems I Quit, I deactivated all social media accounts and focused on growing myself. I “found” I had more time to fill with whatever I wanted. I joined a book club and have started to read more books. I’m no longer ‘keeping up with the Joneses’. There are a few drawbacks that I’ve endured since leaving social media the main two are: seeing pictures/updates from my distant family members and life/death updates of friends.
It’s been about 2 months since I’ve walked away from social media, and by golly it has been wonderful. I mean not only am I reading more but I’m writing more to fill the time I would have spent scrolling through other people’s lives for no reason.
To end this tangent, you should never stop growing yourself. As Socrates said, “Education is the kindling of a flame; not the filling of a vessel.”
-Til next time