Everyday I feel I am not computer savvy anymore. Everyday is a learning, learning new tricks and new apps. My nieces are learning programming at school, watching Youtube instead of tv, playing Mindcraft instead of blocks.
One day, I saw a documentary about a life story of a senior grandmother, Masako Wakamiya. Let me share a quick bibliography of her.
Born in 1939 and after retiring as a banker at the age of 60, she bought her first computer. Learned programming from there, and decided to develop an app for senior citizens in 2016. Her first iphone app was released in 2017.
I always claimed that I want to be a ‘lifelong learner’. This is my goal of my life and I wanted to keep learning. I want to have a open mind, welcoming new perspectives rather than having a fixed mind.
Once you stop learning, you start dying.Albert Einstein
Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise.
View life as a continuous learning experience.Denis Waltley
A perspective of her life she said that kept her going was to welcome the failure. She said:
“It is easier to not try because you might be fear of failure. However, for me, I don’t see failure as a failure. I see them as irreplaceable treasures. I learn everything from my failure. I welcome all the failures which guarantee me to become better. “
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.Thomas Edison
Not only inspired by her lifelong learning, I was also inspired by her welcoming perspective to have changes in her life. Watching this documentary made me realised that ‘age’ shouldn’t be a determinant to prevent an individual from learning. I want to live like her, maintaining the spirit of lifelong learning.
Do you have anyone who inspires you by role modelling?
How do you want to live in 20 years time? 30 years time?
What is your ideal average day looks life?