The concept of “lifelong learning” was introduced a number of decades ago. The “futurists” of the time were predicting that the rate of change would accelerate. Thus, an education that was received at 20 may well eventually become obsolete in one’s lifetime and a need for further learning would become necessary.
Beloit College in Wisconsin creates a sociology study for professors each year to keep them in touch with the mindset of incoming students.
For this year’s incoming college students, most born in 1994:
You get the point. Things change fast. Faster than anyone imagined.
So, what’s your plan for lifelong learning?
Here are three ideas I gleaned from writer Mitch Albom:
The world is coming at you and passing at a rapid rate. It will not slow down.
Get active. Read. Study. Experiment.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.