When living in a world where information is so abundant it can feel overwhelming to think about all that there is in the world. At times all the resources that are available go to waste and some people don’t always realize what is truly at their disposal.
Students and any people looking to learn have great potential to do wonders with information and knowledge. However it is easy for many to take for granted the fact that the U.S. has so much access to great education especially when living a comfortable lifestyle. Few people fully acknowledge the value of education, but those who do recognize it often go farther and produce superior value for society.
We are truly living during a special era, which is enlightening in multiple ways. Now people can learn whatever they want! Finding access to the correct materials can take years of searching and it may require certain contacts with people who know good resources, but nowadays exactly anything can be learned.
With libraries, eBooks, iTunes U, YouTube tutorials, and blogs, access to abundant information and knowledge is at your fingertips with internet connection. This means knowledge is available at anyone’s disposal. It comes down to the question of whether people are willing to take the time to tap into valuable resources. It also comes down to one’s drive to learn and make a difference.
By properly evaluating resources and constantly looking for deals on how you can get the greatest return on your investments, this practice helps fund a reason-value logic. Finding the right information according to your interest levels, is critical. The type of information that transforms the way people look at life and the way we go about living is essential in order to output more value for society.
Nobody can become a complete expert at everything that the world has to offer, but finding a way to become an expert in a particular area of interest or interests is crucial for development.
Quite often people get lost in classrooms that are controlled by instructors that force pre-set curriculum’s upon people who have alternative ways of learning. For the critical thinkers, philosopher prototypes, and entrepreneurial minds often times school can be boring and it can feel like a closed box setting.
Learning and finding interesting information are not simply limited to classrooms or a closed box setting. The standard education that is often put out for kids on a silver plate does not always work in the best interest of the real world.
Also the overall well-being of people and the economy as a whole are affected by education. I find it sad that most high schools feel that the idea of joining college or the military is the only option to succeed in life.
One practice that I am beginning to learn more about, which was common in the past, is apprenticeship. Apprenticeship is a good option for young people in search of a future occupation.
I encourage people to go out in the world and learn new trades and skills. I also think that high schools should teach kids the importance of generating cash at an early age or develop kids so they can produce some sort of value for other peoples lives. Despite being in school for 13-14 years straight most kids decide not to challenge the idea of whether a university directly after high school is the best route to take.
I personally feel that one of the most important skills and values to learn at a young age growing up in an educational system is to form trusting relationships with friends, neighbors, and colleagues. If people share ideas and skills with one another we can create a very abundant society.
It ultimately comes down to how wisely people can use the information that is available and how to transform other people’s lives in the most positive way’s possible.
Working for free in pursuit of knowledge and spending time with like-minded people creates a bubble of thought, frequency, and value for the world.
Here is an excellent quote by Anya Kamenetz inside the book Better Than College, “If you were starting a top university today, what would it look like?
You would start by gathering the very best minds from around the world, from every discipline.
Since we’re living in an age of abundant, not scarce, information, you’d curate the lectures carefully, with a focus on the new and original, rather than offer a course on every possible topic.
You’d create a sustainable economic model by focusing on technological rather than physical infrastructure, and by getting people of means to pay for a specialized experience.
You’d also construct a robust network so people could access resources whenever and from wherever they like, and you’d give them the tools to collaborate beyond the lecture hall… If you did all that, well you’d have TED” (Boles, 121).
Here are the links to an excellent article and book…
- Article on TED: http://www.fastcompany.com/1677383/how-ted-connects-idea-hungry-elite
- Link to Book: http://www.amazon.com/Better-Than-College-Successful-Four-Year/dp/0986011908/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380381790&sr=1-1&keywords=better+than+college
I feel that by placing people who have deep connections and values together, companies and start-ups can flourish. The best way’s of advancement in any industry are by using the tools inside and beyond the classroom and lecture halls of the world.
Creation comes from within, and in order to create you need to learn how to release the inner energy that drives all forms of being.
The best advice I can give is to gather worth within your closest network and build around your web.
Trusted friends with common ideas are the best friends you can ever have. If you are to take on any obstacles the world throws upon you with any success you need to build relationships and relationships only grow stronger through honesty, trust, and positive thinking.