There is always something to be learned.

No matter how much information you take in, no matter how many books you read, how many formal or informal classes you take, how many masters you study, there is always something more to learn.

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It is an incredible source of positivity to know that you can always gain something new, acquire previously unknown information, and explore way beyond your current base of knowledge.

Whether you learn something new about a topic you have familiarity with, or something entirely new and previously foreign to you, it is incredible how empowering greater knowledge truly is.

I cannot express just how much of a thrill I get from learning new things.  Whether it’s a simple thing like a piece of trivia I didn’t already know about a movie or song I am already familiar with; or it’s a word in a language I have not studied before; or it’s an entirely new skillset like underwater basket weaving, there is just so much potential joy and ultimate empowerment in learning new things and acquiring more knowledge.

Knowledge is power.  But more importantly than that, knowledge is empowerment.  The more you know, the more able you are to take control of things in your life and empower yourself.  When you are empowered, you can more easily generate positivity, and the good can get even better.

Not all knowledge will make you feel good.  Yes, you will learn things that will make you unhappy, whether it’s personal details about someone you’ve held up as a hero, or an opportunity that you have missed, or discovering that a long-held belief you have clung to is false.  Knowledge can make you discontent, sad, angry, or generate some other immediate negative reaction.  However, it is still empowering to learn, and empowerment is positive

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Positivity is not about finding constant, giddy joy.  It’s about seeing a world of possibility rather and a world of hopelessness.  Positivity is about seeing the good in the world rather than the bad, hope instead of despair, love and kindness instead of fear and anger.  So many of our so-called leaders play on fear and ignorance and hopelessness to gain power and control; when we can see positivity we self-empower, and we can instead view this world as a place full of knowledge and hope.

Learning is an opportunity for finding more positivity.  Learning builds knowledge, which can be used to overcome ignorance and show people that they do not need to live in fear.  That is why I seek to spread more positivity, and every day I learn new ways to find it for myself, and then share it with you, and beyond.

Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action.  Knowing that you have endless possibilities for learning, you can seek out new ideas and different ways of doing things and better ways to generate more positivity.  When we are constantly learning, we build up our knowledge, and as knowledge is power, we can use that power so we can empower ourselves.  When we feel empowered, we often spread that feeling to others around us, and as such can build more positive feelings.  We can use the positive feelings this generates to dissolve negative feelings.  When we take away negative feelings, we open up space to let in positive feelings, and that is something we can be grateful for.  Gratitude leads to happiness.  Happiness is the ultimate positive attitude.  Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.

 

This is the one hundred thirty-fifth entry of my Positivity series.  It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone.  Feel free to share, re-blog and spread the positivity.

In relation to Positivity, check out my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.

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