Read, Watch, Listen, Do

Learning is not easy when you’re an adult. Firstly, there are basic everyday constraints: time, family, a day job and so on. Sometimes you can learn as part of your work activities, but sometimes it’s a matter of finding the time to do it outside of work.

Secondly, there are constraints relating to how we learn. There is no shortage of educational material out there on the internet. In fact, the world wide web democratised learning such that anyone with an internet connection and a device can learn sufficient skills to join a profession without going to an educational institution or obtaining a degree. But with the excess of information available comes two main concerns: a lack of curriculum, or way to know if you’re progressing, and a potential lack of accuracy, or trustworthy sources from which you’re learning.

The sun setting through a dense forest.
Wind turbines standing on a grassy plain, against a blue sky.
The sun shining over a ridge leading down into the shore. In the distance, a car drives down a road.

Undoubtedly we have no questions to ask which are unanswerable. We must trust the perfection of the creation so far, as to believe that whatever curiosity the order of things has awakened in our minds, the order of things can satisfy. Every man’s condition is a solution in hieroglyphic to those inquiries he would put.