“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.”
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.