“Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly. ”
~ Arnold Edinborough
A quiet room. Dust motes playing a slow game of tag in a ray of golden light.
An old tome. Opened to the middle.
Three cats, filling the room with the sweet rumble of contented purring.
And me, bent, brown eyes scanning left to right and back, left to right and back, down the crème white page.
The scene I described above is my ideal state because I absolutely love to learn. Acquiring new knowledge goes far beyond the practical for me. Yes, I learn to apply my knowledge to novel situations. Yes I learn to help solve relevant problems.
But I also learn just to know. I learn because I am deeply curious at a fundamental level.
In the end, I think that explains my participation in Codeup.
I was awake last night at 1:00am- the witching hour. What was I doing? Learning.
I was watching a tutorial on using Git from the command line on YouTube. I only have today and tomorrow left in my schedule to study git, so I am spending extra time on it. (You can find the schedule I am referring to in my post Tick. Tock. Tyranny.)
Technology evolves at the speed of light. Staying current requires one to constantly learn. This is what appeals to me the most about computer programming.
Today I would like to hear from you. What are you curious about? At the start of the New Year, did you set out to learn some new skill or master some new craft?
I would like to start a conversation centered on curiosity and learning. Share what you are learning about in this moment or something you hope to learn more about in the future.
Please share in the comment section or join the conversation on twitter. My handle is @SounJa. Use the #TheNobleCat.
The absolute best thing about blogging is the opportunity to learn from each other.