3 In Korean learning journey (:

Taking charge of your own learning

Graduating from education institutions (forever) may seem liberating, but the freedom isn’t always all good. Finishing formal education doesn’t mean the end of learning/ education, but rather the responsibility now solely lies in our hands, instead of having a guiding hand.

It’s common to have that liberating feeling that we are no longer restricted to studying what we “have to”, but now able move on to “bigger and better things” or things that we want to do. Whether we do indeed move on to do “more awesome things that we want” is up for debate, but most of us ended up being too caught up in our daily lives to think about any form of self improvement.

Working and studying seems to be two separate things and it’s easy to feel that “studying” is a thing of the past.

To be honest, I feel myself slacking on my education after graduation and especially since I started working. There is a lot of continuous learning to be done for my work but somehow I feel bad for lacking the self discipline to challenge my limits and work harder for the languages I so love.

I love independent learning and I think I should rejoice at the chance of taking my own education in my own hands. Doing things at my own speed and having the freedom to do things my way – I seriously love it.

So… I’m very excited to get my hands on the book I ordered online hahaahahaha. And then Ill go get the other half and its time to start learning more seriously.

(How cryptic right)

The purpose of this post is actually just to stress the importance of self discipline – important for current students, but even more important for working adults!!!!

(Urgh my weak digestive system has gotten even weaker. I need proper mealtimes instead of trying to multitask. Nobody is going to pity me or thank me if I wreck my body this way)

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    23 February, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Looking forward to your book haul

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    Clayton Wong
    23 February, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    I feel our formal educations merely covered very fundamental concepts. More importantly, it showed us how to learn. Following completion of our formal educations it’s now up to us individually to self-study/learn for ourselves. I also found this true with work – I studied to be a structural engineer, but when I began working I found that what I learned was too simplistic and ideal. I therefore needed to learn and rationally think for myself I’m the work environment. So I do not feel our work lives and self study are different

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    Charles Vought
    3 March, 2014 at 7:07 AM

    I love this quote and I think it is relevant to this post: “The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those that cannot read or write, but those that cannot learn, un-learn, and re-learn.”
    ― Alvin Toffler, Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power at the Edge of the 21st Century

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