After a long hiatus from blogging, I am back to have a discussion about boredom and learning. Learning is so important as it helps you become more knowledgeable and aware of the world. Many people will always tell you that you should never stop learning even after you are done with your school life.
However, one question that comes to my mind is that, ” Can you ever become bored with learning?”
Last month, I completed an online course to advance my skills and gain knowledge about a field I knew nothing about. The class I took was rigorous as I had to do a lot of assignments and reading every week. Which it isn’t too hard since I took a lot of online courses for my master’s degree and personal leisure in the past. This helped me process the course better. While I certainly learned a lot from the class, I started to notice that I got bored of the course as it went on.
The similar question popped from my head, ” I loved to learn, but am I getting bored of it?”
I was one of the rare of students, who loved learning, although I had a complicated relationship with school. School was mostly about memorizing facts and writing papers under a strict number of pages. There were days where I did like to learn in school, but when you go to school for so long. Even the best students would think that all this learning would start to become a chore rather than just for pleasure.
I always felt that the best thing that I ever did is to take a break between my undergrad and graduate schooling. Even after I completed graduate school, I still feel that classroom learning can be dull sometimes.
Maybe I was bored with the structure of learning in a classroom. I am thankful that there are many other ways to retrieve information to learn something new. I guess what I gained from this realization is that learning does not have to be boring. With the use of the internet, there is not necessary to be in a traditional or online classroom in order to learn something new when the information is at your fingertips. It is all about how you want to learn, which can make learning less boring.