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How Learning Changes as We Age

If one thinks about the fact that a person matures with experience then we should be able to learn better as we age. However, that not the case since learning changes as we age and our capacity to grasp newer information and process the same in a quick manner also decreases with the passage of time. This can be mainly attributed to the fact that we become more susceptible to interference as we take on more responsibilities thereby hampering consolidation of new memory creation in our mind.

Changes in sleep patterns, increase in responsibilities, and different type of stresses play a crucial role in diverting the thought process thereby cluttering the mind in such a manner that it becomes difficult to focus on the learning part. That’s why older adults need to adopt different type of learning strategies so that they can counter the problems associated with such interferences and continue with their learning process. This would then help in allowing time for new information to settle in and widely space learning of different things by following a better learning schedule.

As children we are supposed to learn, that’s what our parents and teachers expect us to do. We tend to build our learning over the years from being a wide eyed baby to someone who talks like a genius and does things that would have been otherwise impossible to comprehend as a child. That’s how we tend to mould our mind to learn new things and grasp newer concepts as we grow up thereby allowing us to work on the area of our choice as we enter adulthood.

However, the question is to what extent does our learning change as we move from being a child to a teenager and finally an adult. It is true that our minds also change as we age. Due to this reason the loss of mental function is one of the most feared aspects of aging in adults. The inability to process information quickly or lack of interest associated with learning also tends to wear down our quality of life. This is because we start to believe that our mind has started to slow down with our age. The truth is that such fears about our learning as we age stands groundless due to many different reasons.

One has to understand that the ability to learn for a person is not just limited to certain duration of their life. In fact only our learning patterns change as we age. There is no change in our ability to learn unless we show lack of interest in the process itself. As children we do not need to worry about lot many things in life. That gives us an advantage in the sense that our focus is clearly fixed on the learning process. Our brain also tends to develop as we age allowing us to grasp information in a better manner as we age. However, as we get older there is a need to bring in more discipline in learning activity since more effort and time is required in a dedicated manner.

Learning changes as we grow older because then we tend to avoid learning things that does not make sense or appear rewarding to us. The reason being that we value time and money more than the need to learn things and develop our knowledge in broader terms. For older people learning is limited to certain task based activities that keeps the body fit while avoiding putting too much stress on the brain. This type of learning changes takes into account the reaction time along with the intelligence of that person with age. It has been found that overall intelligence is supposed to remain the same throughout life since there is a tendency to value correctness as we age. Experience and maturity teaches us a lot about many things in life that teenagers and children do not have any idea about. Therefore in simple terms learning changes as we age due to several factors that come into the picture.

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Insect in a Web – Always with a Spider

It was five in the morning when I headed on to a town next to our city. As I used the bus for transit, I saw a lot of establishments on the sidewalk. I noticed fast food restaurants, printing shops, banks, convenience stores, internet cafés, coffee shops, bars and many other businesses. Epiphany struck me when I realized that many of these businesses have been around for quite a long time. I remember when I was young, I used to play computer games in some of those internet cafés. I even tried skipping classes in order to ace a game among my friends and classmates. I also remember that I usually bought candy in the convenience stores to feed my sweet tooth.

These businesses have created quite an impression to other people and, personally, to me. I could not really imagine how these establishments went through  the years. I could not comprehend their hardships and sufferings, and the people in charge who made it all happen.

Then I got to the town I was heading for. It was not as urbanized as the city I came from. In comparison, it was a little bit silent and hushed. There were some internet cafés and local pubs around the town. Curious enough, I went to one of their internet shops to figure out how technologically advanced or delayed the people were. When I opened the door, I was greeted with a view of over forty computers.  A piece of mounted paper on the wall said the rental rate was less than a half dollar.

As I passed by some computers, I noticed that the computer renters were blogging. Some are outsourcing and promoting other company through online writing. Some others were doing graphic design and web development. I approached one of them and asked how long he has been doing that and he answered, “For almost a year already.” Despite the town’s quietness, the people are indeed catching up with technological advancements.

That was when I realized how  businesses like these internet shops keep up with the industry. Businesses have sub-businesses regardless of how small they may be. The shops have customers who in turn have personal customers. They interminably work together for good. With the people’s resiliency, each contributes to an indirect assistance of sustenance to every business in the web of establishments.

Your author Chris Marentis writes about what he has learned in over 25 successful years in business, he specializes in local search engine marketing at his local internet marketing company Insect in a Web – Always with a Spider.


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