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Why do people want to learn new things? What makes learning new stuff so special?

If we look deeply into our childhood memories, we viewed the world in a whole different way than now. We saw everything around us in great awe. We had no idea about the world around us. We kept asking questions until we got a convincing answer. By nature, we possess a creative force that constantly looking to make associations and connections between things and ideas. We were flexible and open to anything new.

For instance, Imagine how we take decisions or find a solution to a problem. We simply try to connect the information we already have, which includes our experience, life lessons, sounds and images, books, media, etc. Before taking a decision subconsciously we consider all of the above. It's a natural process. And this is called creativity. Connecting the dots.

                                             Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

As a child, we always wanted to explore and discover new aspects of the world. But when we grow, the curiosity will reduce as our minds get narrowed by listening and following what our parents, teachers, or relatives say without giving much thought. As our thoughts are highly influenced by others we slowly stop looking at the world as they are, noticing the details or wondering why they exist. We start to follow the narrow path.

If we observe deep into our behavior, we can see the degree of interest we have in knowing things. We want to know what others are doing, how they make money, the materials they possess, their social circle, their job or business, what celebrities are doing, and their family matters. See, we still have the curiosity to know many things but not for a good cause.

To Express this curiosity is our greatest desire and ignoring it is the cause of misery. Only by learning new things we can nurture our childlike view of the world and bring back our creative force. learning new things helps us to improve our ability to connect ideas and things and helps us to take better decisions and process complex problems. Also, it helps to widen our perspective and improves our cognitive thinking.

When we stop learning new things our mind gets tightened up. We operate in defensive mode when people or events challenge our beliefs. To rescue ourselves from this conventional thought and bring back the creative force, we should keep ourselves exposed to new ideas and thoughts. This is the reason why learning itself is so special. People who tasted the essence of knowledge seem super greedy to learn and in my opinion greed for knowledge is good.


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