I’d like to suggest that you adopt a study plan. Let life be your university. Pick out some areas of life that really interests you. Study every side of it, learn all that you can about it. When your thirst for knowledge on the subject is quenched, begin a new study on another subject. Learn as if you are going to live forever. Live as if you are going to die tomorrow.
Here are some “study” suggestions. Which of these areas interest you the most?
It costs a lot of money to travel, but have you ever considered traveling via books? Take a lengthy European tour. Read about the traditions, customs, way of life, history, geography and resources of each European country. Study them one by one. Such beautiful coloured photographs and slides are available at your library that you can look at them and almost feel you’re there. Travel to South America, to the Orient, on to Africa. A world tour — at no expense.
HERE ARE SOME STUDY SUGGESTIONS FOR YOU:
I don’t feel that most of us are “prepared” mothers. So few of our classes in school, so few of our experiences have been geared to prepare us for the responsible role of motherhood. A great deal can be learned from those who have devoted their lives to the understanding of children and their growth mentally, physically, and spiritually. Read the available books on understanding children. Knowledge we acquire in this area can often be applied immediately. So many behavior and discipline problems could be eliminated if parents knew how to cope intelligently with them.
A lot of people are keenly interested in politics. We must be well-informed voters. Do you stand for one party or another because your family has always done so, or have you done some independent thinking on the subject? Study party platforms, the history and legislative records of the parties, on a national and state level. Read all you can about candidates for office and what they stand for. We can never maintain a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people” unless we, the people, are interested and informed.
To hear the works of a great composer should make one stand in awe of such God-given talent. Music has power to guide our emotions and feelings. Happy, gay music will put a smile on our lips; great and mighty choruses may send a chill through our bodies; a soft, lifting song will soothe and comfort us, a love song will warm our hearts, a rhythmic tune will set our foot tapping, a great hymn will bring inspiration to our souls.
You are not too old to play an instrument, if you sincerely desire to learn. Or have you thought of joining an evening class in music appreciation? Purchase season tickets to a concert series. Let your musical tastes guide your record selections, and include a variety of music in your collection. After all, variety is the spice of life!
Other study suggestions include:
Education and Schools
You don’t have time to study? Funny, isn’t it, how we can usually find time to do what we really want to do. Use your evenings to relax and read the newspaper, magazines, news publications, and books.
Develop Your Mind, Elevate Your Thoughts, Broaden Your World!!!