Sometimes I wish I could go back to University, well at all times I wish I could go back to my University experience because it was brilliant (a statement backed up by my obsession with it in my writing). What I mean is that I still want to learn. There are some people you meet who come from a completely different range, and have a completely different set of skills, different knowledge and I would love to take the time to learn it all.
I think as a rule people get stuck in what they know, mostly through circumstance but occasionally through laziness and these are the people who need to think. I encounter so many people who laugh at their own ignorance on a diverse number of subjects and I wonder how that feels. If I don’t understand something then I am desperate to learn it.
That’s why I’m so proud of my friend Jade who sent me a message last night to say that if things don’t go her way in the next year she is going to go back to university to study Museum Studies. What an incredible back-up to have, I’m really pleased that she could be picking up the education relay again.
I was talking to my learned and (at least) bi lingual friend yesterday about the access to learning available to us now and he turned me on to a couple of resources. You would probably do best to check his blog here. In it he talks about the power of Collaborative Online Learning and it is an avenue I will definitely consider once everything else settles down.
What I’m trying to say is that there is nothing wrong with being hungry for knowledge, and I hope it continues inside us all so our brains don’t turn to slop.