Learning Or Decaying

There's a cure for aging that no one talks about. It's called learning. In my mind, as long as you learn something new each day, stretch your personal frontiers and improve the way you think, you cannot grow old. Aging only happens to people who lose their lust for getting better and disconnect from their natural base of curiosity. "Every three or four years I pick a new subject. It may be Japanese art; it may be economics. Three years of study are by no means enough to master a subject but they are enough to understand it. So for more than 60 years I have kept studying one subject at a time", said Peter Drucker, the father of modern management who lived until he was 95. Brilliant Guy.

There's a cure for aging - It's called Learning.
Too many people never pick up a book after they've finished school. Unbelievable. Too many people spend more time watching TV than getting deep inside the minds of the greatest people who have walked the planet. Too many people have closed their minds to new insights and powerful thoughts. One idea discovered in one book can change the way you see the world. One idea read in one book could transform the way you communicate with people. One idea found in one book could help you live longer or be happier or drive your business to remarkable success. Never leave home without a book in your hand!


31 love for me ..:

Existing somehow said...

*digs in the shelf looking for a book*

:P

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Hi Nostalgic!

Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my choc muffin recipe post, let me know how yours turned out, ok?

Btw, life is a learning process. We have to continue learning!

Me-Era* said...

I never leave home without a book in hand! :D

Completely agree! :)

Mia Mirza said...

Yeah and then I wonder why my mum wants me to stop reading =P

Ria said...

I love reading!! You will always find me with a book.

Ubaid said...

perhnay walay bachoun ki post hai yeh :p

Deepak said...

Hmm... I loving the books but carrying a book before leaving home is quite difficult... will try to cultivate this habit...

me too following u, nice blog

Zave said...

Moral of the story, "go and be a book worm", is it?
:P

Divaa Divine said...

Read "Diary of a Social Butterfly" by Moni Mohsin!

You will love it!

Nostalgic said...

@ Existing somehow: Haha, yeah, do that :)

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@ Mommy: True :)

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@ Meera: Me too :)

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@ Mia: May be cause she gets irritated seeing you reading all the times, my mum says that too =/

Nostalgic said...

@ Ria: That's something really good :)

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@ Ubaid: Haha, koe naheen =p wise bachoun ki post hay ye =p

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@ Deepak: Thanks for dropping by :) and Deepak, its not at all difficult if you're eager to learn more n more :)

Nostalgic said...

@ Zave: lol, I guess yeah :)

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@ Divaa Divine: Sure, I'll get my hands on it soon :)

CrazyGirl said...

agreed! =]

WarmSunshine said...

Books have been faithful companions :) I still find fondness in carrying a book in my hand... even if i don't read it ;) hehe!

Bea said...

i quite agree.. i am a bookaholic myself.. can read anything... u no i have a kind of "craving" for the reading thingy.. but of course except my medical books.. =P

Sidra Chaudhry said...

i'm so sick of text! =/
books, books, books. *cries*

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

and when kind people like you are here to make me more aware, I think I can take some days off from the books. :P

Impossible said...

its lyk i m bookaholic always with book always around books :)
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Nostalgic said...

@ Crazygirl: :) Ty, hun..

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@ Warm Sunshine: you're so like me, mehreen :)

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@ Bea: Gosh, I seriously wonder why do people run away from medi books =/ what do they craft in them?

Nostalgic said...

@ Sidra: Aww, looks like you're not fond of reading..

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@ Blasphemous: I'll take that as a compliment :)

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@ Impossible: Thanks for dropping by. Being a bookoholic has no cons :)

nZ! said...

I admit that I don't read a lot of books very often :$ But I love going through reference books related to my subject...

Elizabeth @ My Life, Such as it is... said...

I love to read and always have a book with me. I'm campaigning for a Nook for Christmas to make it slightly easier to carry around one. Not to replace the real thing though!

visiting from SITS

Ms.R. said...

Well said. I love books. In fact I don't watch TV but read books and I never leave the house without a book. Bless me :D

Sidrah said...

Reading is sexy!
I Love books, I Love learning about new stuff, I love knowledge! =)

Salman Saeed said...

Learning is the Charm of life.
Nice point put of Nostalgic.

Tina said...

So very true, great post! I would die if I didn't read books AND learn new things. It's too important to me. I'm visiting from Lady Bloggers.

Nostalgic said...

@ nZ: Books are the best companion one could have, and yet the most sincere one!

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@ Elizabeth: Hey, thanks for dropping by :) and indeed, reading helps.

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@ Ms R : Wow, glad to know I'm not the only soul who choses books over television =p

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@ Sidra: Knowledge is sexy, hun :)

Nostalgic said...

@ Salman: Good to see you on my blog. And thank you :)

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@ Tina: I knooww, reading gives me energy as well :) thank you.

ReeBz said...

Great post!
M so much into reading thanks god =D *proud* :D

If i get the hold of some nice interesting book,then no one can force me to do anyother work on earth until i finish it =D

The Lady's Lounge said...

I'm pretty sure this Peter Drucker fella is on to something.

Nostalgic said...

@ ReeBz: I appreciate that :) never get outa this habit!

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@ The Lady's Lounge: Yeah, one wise man.

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