You already knew it. So what is new in this blog?
You just can't ignore to learn today, otherwise you will start falling behind. One of the quote I saw recently that captures this feeling comes from Alvin Toffler and he says that in the future “illiteracy will not be defined by those who cannot read and write, but by those who cannot learn and relearn.”
I will tell you what I do so it may perhaps you can learn from my experience"
1) Read a lot and read well. Read books, blogs, magazines, newspapers, etc.
2) Reading is good, but not enough, writing your thoughts is important and then synthesize it by developing a 3 minute elevator speech so you can communicate it to others in a coherent way without overwhelming them. Note, this is not that easy it may appear.
3) Think. Thinking is hard, slow and uncertain, so don't get frustrated. I do lot of my thinking going for a long walk with an audio recorder.
4) Blog. I like to learn, but also contribute and see if I can learn from others through sharing and collaborating.
5) Start something. Thinking and talking is good, but unless you do it, it is excercise in futility.
Learning is not for kids or older kids. Adults will have to unlearn and learn all over again and learn to connect the old with the new. This is your key advantage. If you ignore this and hold on to your old ways and dismiss the new, then you are going to be left behind.
For example, I just read a classic book by D.H. Lawrence, "Lady Chatterly's Lover." The book really speaks to the current generation in that the connection Lawrence was advocating during the Industrialization Era is something we can all relate to in the Social Era. People are always looking for connection, whether it be intellectual, emotional or physical.
This book was written more than 80 years ago, but not much has changed since Lawrence's time. People are still striving for meaningful connection. We just have different ways to do it today.