Does anyone out there remember the website Geocities? When I was high school me and a lot of my friends all had websites hosted there. It was my first foray into the world HTML, and even though I was self-taught, I learned a lot.
I’m currently working through an HTML course, and it’s funny – most of it is generally the same. Some things have changed, but I remembered a lot of it from almost 25 years ago.
Someone recently asked me why I’m “wasting” my time learning to code. I don’t think it’s a waste at all. It gives me a skill set that I can add to a resume. It’ll allow me to customize this blog even more (hell, I may try and build it from the ground up when I get through these courses). And what’s wrong with learning something for the sake of learning something? I enjoy learning new things. Broaden the mind.
I don’t think that there’s ever an instance that learning something new is a bad thing. Well, maybe if you’re learning how to build a bomb, or something along those lines. I think that people should take the time to learn something new every so often – a hobby, a skill, or even just an interest. If you’re reading a non-fiction book, you’re learning. If you read a food blog, you’re learning. If you’re watching a YouTube video about crocheting, you’re learning. If you’re on a 2 AM deep dive on Wikipedia, you’re learning. You get the point.
I think that it’s sad that so many people stop seeking new knowledge as they get older. It’s like now that they’re done with school, they’re never going to pick up a book again. I, personally, can’t imagine a life where I stopped learning.
Just some thoughts today. Nothing deep or earth shattering.
I hope everyone’s having a great day and a great week!