“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ”
~ Alvin Toffler
I love to learn new things and also am today forced to unlearn many things due to the very rapidly changing and unpredictable ways of the 21st Century. The Covid Pandemic has also ensured that one is restricted in one’s movements, forcing one to find ways to amuse /occupy oneself and this too leads to unlearning and learning new things.
I have blogged about many instances of my learning new things and here is one of those posts to lighten up the mood here. My readers will also recollect my earlier post where I learnt about pupcakes.
Today, when I came across the Alvin Toffler quote with which I have started this post, I had just unlearned that my old way of using my new cellphone will not work and I had to learn the new and correct way to use it for one particular application. I had just finished that activity when I had to learn how to use my cellphone’s banking application to do something new that I had never done before.
I think that most of us are like me unlearning and learning new things and the most important thing that we are learning constantly is that there is absolutely no use resisting change that is all the time overtaking us.
Would you agree?
14 thoughts on “Learning In The 21st Century.”
definitely having to deal with “learning” in all kinds of ways -but unless I need it, I probably won’t…
A grand attitude to have indeed.
I had somehow missed the original ‘cockwomble’ post. LOLOL!
and so thoroughly enjoyed it this time! loved the comments too.
sadly I’m afraid we’re not through with the U.S. cockwomble.
he is forever preening himself for his next political mayhem.
and to other Happier thoughts… So glad you’re enjoying your monsoon season dear fellow pluviophile! xo
You have just one Tammy. We have scores of them floating around our political arena.
Indeed. Life constantly changes and I have to fight resisting that.
Fight resisting is a very positive way to live.
We have to continue learning but more than that, we have to apply our learning. I really believe it helps our brains remain flexible.
Yes, there is a saying in Sanskrit a part of which says “Without application learning is poison.”
Indeed, resisting change is pretty futile when so much is changing so fast. If you resist change you’ll soon become an eccentric old hermit. I’ve got used to all the constant changes in banking procedures, in payment methods, in booking arrangements, in airline security and a hundred other things. And we’ll be doing everything differently again in ten years’ time.
Resistance is really futile in modern conditions. A simple example has been the rapidity with which cash based economies have moved to digital payment ones.
Absolutely— constant change makes, learn, unlearn etc. imperative for survival — at least to keep our sanity if for no other reason.
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We really are left with no choice in the matter any more.
I am constantly learning. Always have.
I believe much of today’s problems are from those who refuse to learn (like our former president and his followers).
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That you have is amply proven by what you blog about Mike. I am always amazed at the range of your interests.
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