In my last blog I mentioned the three L’s for living which are Live, Love and Laugh but I would like to add one more L. that L would be Learning. No matter how old we are life is a process of learning experiences. Let us never forget what we have learned and the wisdom that we gain from our experiences! For this we can be Grateful.
According to Wikipedia, Lifelong learning is the continuous building of skills and knowledge throughout the life of an individual. It occurs through experiences encountered in the course of a lifetime. These experiences could be formal (training, counseling, tutoring, mentorship, apprenticeship, higher education, etc.) or informal (experiences, situations, etc.
Learning in the 60+ age group
Learning in old age (over 60 years old) elderly people can learn a great deal from activities suitable to their age e.g. art, music, sports for the elderly, handicrafts and social work. They are highly respected in Thai society; capable of searching for knowledge and provide intellectual support to local communities. They can also carry out voluntary work in community organizations, clubs and associations. Such work makes their lives meaningful as well as bringing benefits to society.
Lifelong learning opens your mind and creates a curiosity that is natural when you are young, but can fade as you age. It increases your wisdom and helps you adapt to changing situations, which comes in handy as you age. Lifelong learning can help you make new friends, enrich your life, and help make the world a better place.