"The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live." -Mortimer Adler
Let's mix it up today. We'll start with a quiz! I love quizzes, so now you do too. I'll keep it short, I promise. Answer the following questions:
1. What is the definition of the word learn?
a. To blindly do something, mess up, and never do it again.
b. To do something by trial and error.
c. To acquire new skills you may or may not ever use.
d. Is this a trick question?
2. Scientifically speaking, at what age do you stop learning?
a. 22, when you graduate from college. Goodbye, rip-off textbook prices!
b. 30, after you've finished your Graduate and Ph.D degrees (if you're lucky).
c. 60, when your kids are done with their degrees that you paid for.
d. None of the above.
3. What is the definition of the word grow?
a. To increase in size and form.
b. To expand one's horizons.
c. To arise as a natural development.
d. Can I select more than one answer?
The end. Told you I'd keep it short. After all, 3 is always the magic number: 3 books in a trilogy, 3 wishes in fairy tales, 3 strikes at the ballgame - you get the idea. As for the answers, you guessed correctly: it is a subjective quiz. That means there is no correct answer to any of the above questions. In retrospect, I probably should have led with that information. Oh well. I'm sure you understand. I'd like to break the "rule of threes" by asking a fourth question. You will need some scratch paper to answer this one. Give yourself 4 minutes (because 3 minutes is breaking the rule). And go: