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7 Ways Knowledge is Priceless

Fortune Cookie Life Lesson #7

Knowledge is priceless.

Think about all the things we have been able to learn throughout our lives. From the time we were in diapers to being productive members of society. When we were children, we were always taught. We were taught how to tie our shoes, brush our teeth, and read. As we grew older, there was driving and school that we attended. We may have had a job that taught us about the world, and it’s expectations. All throughout our lives, we have gained a vast amount of knowledge some of this knowledge has cost some money, and some of this knowledge was merely given to us. If it were not for all of the experiences we have attained throughout our lives, we would not be where we are today. Here are seven reason why knowledge is priceless.

1. Knowledge can help us in not repeating past mistakes.

Mistakes are meant to be made. Our choices are not perfect and how can we grow and learn without making mistakes along the way. Making mistakes in life is part of the process, and if we are smart, we will not repeat the same ones.

2. Knowledge can lead you in the right direction.

I feel that this is a big one in that getting the knowledge you need to move forward in your life is important. A few years ago my husband was in a knowledge dilemma. He needed to go back to school but wasn’t sure what he wanted to do in school. We thought about this decision for months, and he made a choice to go back to school and get his Culinary Arts Degree, and it was the best decision he has ever made. That direction was not his first choice, but after thinking about it for a while he had always loved to cook and why not go back to school to learn more about something you love. Making that choice led him to a career and a location that has benefited ourselves and our family.

3. Knowledge makes you useful in the world.

It doesn’t matter if you have a degree or if you have studied a particular skill on your own knowledge will help you and those around you in the future. I love to learn and learn about lots of things. I am not in school but I enjoy doing my research and I usually dive into a skill that I find and think may be useful to me in the world. If you can find different skills to learn you can more valuable to different situations. Don’t limit yourself and continue to learn because knowledge is power.

4. Knowledge can give you variety in life.

I am not a person that can stay doing the same old thing for too long. I have always branched out and did lots of exciting things. I have run different businesses in my life from personal training to selling Ebay and loved them both, but after a while, I had to switch it up and here I am blogging. Each time I decided to do something new I always dived in and educated myself on what I needed to do to make it in this world. Each experience has helped me build for the next exciting adventure, and it keeps me on my toes. If you can learn new things imagine how endless the possibilities are to create something new and exciting in your life.

5. Knowledge can be cheap.

Don’t get me wrong I am all for getting an excellent education and think that should be a huge priority. There are ways to go about getting knowledge that won’t break the bank. You just have to want to go looking for it. When I tried to start paying off debt, I did a lot of reading and studying. I mostly read online and went to one of my favorite second-hand bookstores and picked up some great books on getting out of debt that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. There are tons of ways to get answers you are looking for you just have to spend a little time getting them. I also love youtube. I have learned many new and exciting things by watching youtube videos. With everything on the internet nowadays it is easier than ever to pick up some suitable material on things you may want to learn to do.

6.  Knowledge helps prepare you for the future.

Preparation is key to success. Being able to know what you need to do ahead of time gives you an advantage in most circumstances. Maybe you’re looking at buying a house next year, wouldn’t it be nice to know a few things ahead of time before you have to go searching or even purchasing a home right away. By preparing yourself with knowledge, it takes away the stress of certain living situations.

7.  Knowledge keeps your brain healthy.

I feel like this is the most vital point in this blog post. By learning new things, we keep our brains active and healthy. There have been studies that show that learning new skills help improves your memory and keeps those brains healthy. Keeping our minds busy is particularly essential when you are aging. Just because you are getting older does not mean you need to stop learning. These studies also have shown that learning a new skill is more efficient rather than listening to classical music, or playing games or puzzles. Learning a skill shows significant gains in the brain.

Knowing a variety of things is priceless. Being able to be useful in a world that is filled with vast and endless opportunities will give you the freedom to move in different directions. You can find an enormous amount of knowledge in all sort of places, and some of these places are right at your fingertips. Learning new things when you need to prepare for something gives you an advantage and keeps the stress out of the experience. Knowledge, in the end, will keep us around longer to participate in this world and keep us younger in our last years. It is time for all of us to go out and get ourselves some invaluable knowledge.

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