Life Skills

“Perhaps the most important life skill is the ability and willingness to learn. By learning new skills we increase our understanding of the world around us and equip ourselves with the tools we need to live a more productive and fulfilling life, finding ways to cope with the challenges that life, inevitably, throws at us.

“Learning involves far more than thinking; it involves the whole personality – senses, feelings, intuition, beliefs, values and will. Learning occurs when we are able to:

  • Gain a mental or physical grasp of the subject.

  • Make sense of a subject, event or feeling by interpreting it into our own words or actions.

  • Use our newly acquired ability or knowledge in conjunction with skills and understanding we already possess.

  • Do something with the new knowledge or skill and take ownership of it.”

Life Skills

I like this website, especially the underlying tone of straightforward, clean “Here you go,” with no in-your-face “If you pay more, we’ll give you all you need!” (Although that’s changed some since I first posted this, and it’s lost much of its original pleasingly clean, elegant aesthetics.) It’s a nicely assembled puzzle of the various directions, categories and specific life skills that one can explore easily, presented with an honest, pragmatically guiding voice. Just a basic tour already provides a solid overview for looking more sanely at the human landscape of personal engagement, life management and the skills needed to do that. Recommended.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jade Wood says:

    Life skills are so inequal and personal, I don’t think we are two in the world with the same life skills. Some of us just have so many skills and want to do something about it, some of us have skills we don’t care. That’s what I don’t like about life skills; the fact that we feel obliged to use them. And often, judged if we don’t.
    I didn’t see learning as a life skill, maybe curiosity more, as curiosity isn’t something that everybody has.And curiosity is the root of learning isn’t it? Learning is something that everybody can do. Can we really call it a life skill?

    1. Yes, certainly curiosity is the root of all learning.

      “Wisdom begins in wonder” ~ Socrates

      And you’re also right that not everyone has it.

      If you have the time and interest, here’s a more thorough response I wrote on the subject many years ago…

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