Throughout the day I think many thoughts and recently this one blazed across my brain: “Am I smart enough?” I’m not sure what if anything in particular triggered this question, but it stayed with me for a few days, lingering and nagging at me.
Of course I have common sense and book smarts as I’m well-read and a college graduate, but I feel deep within my depths that I should know more than what I do at this stage of life. Being able to answer questions while watching Jeopardy and solving crossword puzzles is great, but I sense something is definitely missing.
Perhaps the fact that I’m not satisfied with my level of knowledge is a good thing. I’m still relatively young anyway and have loads more learning to do. So what to do with this feeling?
Since I’m good at making lists of things for others to do to better themselves (recent post: 25 Unconventional Things You Can Do To Become A Better Writer!) here are a few suggestions for myself and others who want to feed their appetite for continued learning:
Read more journals: Educational studies with facts and figures, oh my!
Learn a new language: Should I try Italian or French?
Book an educational trip: Pleasure travel is amazing, but 7-10 days of learning might be fun too.
Read more blogs: I do this on a regular basis anyway, but I’m going to incorporate some new ones that focus on subjects I’m not familiar with.
Get an additional degree: In this economy going back to school might be a challenge, but what isn’t these days?
In my quest for more knowledge I uncovered this wonderful infographic about the brain. Do enjoy and please share some more suggestions of what we all can do to increase our intelligence. Also, chime in on your own state of smartness. What does being “brainy” mean to you?
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