Learning, or at least getting started to learn, is relatively easy for the self-motivated learner. You think of a topic that you’d like to learn or learn more about and then proceed to do the heavy lifting.
The key is knowing what it is that you want to learn.
What if you allowed the learning to be random?
Part of what I do on a daily basis is done this way.
In my Quora account, I have the service send me a daily digest. In this digest, I will end up with about four questions from this crowd-sources Q&A resource.
And I’m off to read about them and maybe even more…
This morning, I learned:
- I had my car keys taken at the dealership and was almost forced to purchase a car (refused to let me leave). How does one deal with such a situation?
- How did Google map the whole country? Did they drive every road?
- Should I install Ubuntu on my new laptop that comes with Windows 10, being not particularly savvy in tech? I wish to do it for more security/privacy.
- If almost everyone can learn programming for free, why is the salary very high?
- What happens if an airplane runs out of fuel mid-air?
- The History behind Computer Symbols.
Ah, the learning is sweet.
Now, you have to fully recognize and appreciate that the questions and answers are crowd created so there may be topics that are NSFW. And, not everyone is a genius with every topic but it’s really appreciated when an expert comes along with the right answers and resources to support it. But, at the same time, there’s nothing that stops you from asking that burning question that’s always bothered you or to provide a good answer to someone else’s question.
If this appeals to you, head over to Quora and sign up. You’ll be glad you did and it might just help you win those trivia arguments.