“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” ― Albert Einstein
The idea that the left-side brain and right-side brain work against each other is a commonly believed misconception.
We all have dominant strengths: some of us are naturally good at mathematics or talented at art from a young age. We all possess unique combinations of skills and qualities that differ wildly, and cannot be simply contained within “he’s just a math guy,” or “she’s a painter.”
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Retirement is a complex and bittersweet milestone.
This change is met by many new opportunities and time to develop personal interests. However, when the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world carries on, it’s very common for feelings of loneliness to develop. Even with a supportive network of family and friends, the solitude that accompanies some later in life can be difficult to bare.
This problem seems to be so quietly ignored that people who find themselves in this position find it difficult to seek help.
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One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” ― Frank Smith
Learning a foreign language can seem like an intimidating task.
However, the process of learning a language is just as enriching as mastering one. Studying a language not only gets you closer to being bilingual, but has life changing benefits you might not expect. Culture is deeply embedded into language, and by exploring that, you are exposing yourself to having a more enlightened, diversified worldview.
Continue reading 5 Reasons to Learn a New Language Later in Life