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Learning for learnings sake... How to add a “why”?

ambrosinibello

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I’ve gotten better over time. I used to read books just to say I read a lot of books. Now, I’ve gotten more strategic and only read books I can apply now.

But, there are somethings I want to do that don’t necessarily align with an end goal. Doesn’t mean it can’t. An example is I want to learn to code software that animates things and connects them. Things like IOT.

I just wanna try it. Mess around with arduino and learn something new.

Same with learning Chinese. I’m about to shell $500 for 12 weeks of lessons. I simply feel it’s a good language to know for business.

Are these valuable reasons?
 

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MILIANARD134

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Can you sleep like a baby and don't think about your bills while doing it ? If yes. Then do it. If no, then skip
 

flower_girl

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I think a good question to ask is "what is the most valuable use of my time right now?". Usually the answer comes to me pretty quickly.

On the other hand I think we all need some down time. I would ask myself, is this productive time or down time? I generally allow myself 1 - 2 hours down time a day (just relaxing and doing whatever I want or feel like doing).

Maybe you could do something similar?
 

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Learning to speak Chinese is a good thing to learn if you're starting a business that requires that you know how to speak Chinese. The same thing with coding and everything else you could learn.
 

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I struggle with this idea too. I love learning Spanish, and have no real need for it, but I still practice a little every day. I just haven't made it a big priority lately because I know it's not the best use of my time. But if it helps keep you sane, as @flower_girl implied, go for it.
 

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