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Left Behind

I have had two significant careers. The first was in telecommunications, and the second was in family therapy.


The telecommunication landscape has undergone a remarkable transformation driven by digitalizing, mobility, internet connectivity, wireless communication, advanced networks, and emerging technologies like AI and 5G. I retired in 1999 when the digital phase of communication was advancing rapidly. I had to re-educate myself in an entirely new technology or get out.


I chose a new profession of therapy, and it is also changing with technology. My early education did not include the impact of cell phones, gaming, social media, online dating services, and many new changes in our landscape.


In a constantly evolving world, the value of lifelong learning cannot be overstated. Embracing curiosity and committing to continuous learning isn't just a choice; it's a pathway to personal and professional development that leads to a more fulfilling life or being left behind.


At its core, lifelong learning is about maintaining a curious and open mindset. It's the acknowledgment that there's always something new to discover, whether it's a skill, a concept, or a perspective. By embracing this mindset, I position myself to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world.


In addition to personal enrichment, lifelong learning offers numerous benefits for professional development. In today's fast-paced job market, adaptability and upskilling are essential for staying relevant and competitive.


AI is no longer on the horizon. It is here in full bloom and will continue to advance technology exponentially. My fear reduces as my learning increases. Therefore, I must get on board or be left behind.


When approaching problems with a curious mindset, I am more likely to uncover novel solutions and break through conventional barriers.


Ultimately, lifelong learning is a journey rather than a destination—a commitment to ongoing growth and self-improvement. Embrace curiosity, seize opportunities, and let the lifelong learning journey enrich your life in ways you never imagined.


How about you? Are you being left behind?


Watch for the blind spots.

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Don't be left behind. Keep curiously learning and adding to your life.

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