The more we know—and the more we know how to do—the more we can improve our lives, our neighborhoods, and help solve the problems facing society.
'Tis the season to be bombarded with advertisements telling us that it's time to go on a diet. I'm based in Los Angeles so half my friends are going on some sort of extreme cleanse, or are joining a gym for just $19 down and $19 a month (make sure you read the fine print, folks)! But on New Year's Day when I asked my two sons what their New Year's resolutions for 2013 were, both of their responses started with a refreshing phrase: "I want to learn..."
We all know how important it is to be a "constant learner" or a "lifelong learner." After all, the more we know—and the more we know how to do—the more we can improve our personal lives, our neighborhoods, and help solve the problems facing society. That makes it especially nice to see education as one of seven resolution categories on Google's impressive New Year's Resolution map.