A friend of my family, who is now in his late 80s, once told me that the day you stop learning something new is the day that they stick you in a pine box! – a philosophy that is borne out by the mounting evidence that keeping a healthy, active mind is a key part in warding off dementia or Alzheimers disease.
With his sage words in mind, last night I went to an open night at my old university for post graduate courses. Theyd sent me an email about it a few weeks back, and since it was being held literally in the next building to my (current) office, I figured Id check it out.
And now Ive pretty much decided that Im going to do a graduate diploma next year (the only reason its not this year is that Smoph I have a holiday planned over the exam period.)
There were a number of courses I looked at – and it came down to a choice between one that interests me greatly versus a longer one, but one that I already know about three quarters of the content already. So, should I pick something I could breeze through easily without effort, or one that stretches me (at the risk of lower marks)?
So, what of you? Do you have any plans or ambitions for future (formal) study, or are you a No more teachers, no more books type? If you could devote yourself to study any subject at all, what would you choose?Tweet this!