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You are too scared to spend 5 years learning something new because you are 40


Andrew

This is re posted.


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Every morning, Larry and I dig into a form or idea that has caught our eye. Our hope is that our chat inspires you to never stop thinking and possibly challenges you in a new way. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit patreon.com slash reposted. Thank you for stopping by. Today's quote comes from friend of the show, Dr. Amy Shah. She says a specific age but this could really apply to anyone I saw I found this in a tweet of hers. She said, You are too scared to spend five years learning something new because you're 40 yet and five years you'll be 45 in Wish you started 40 start now, start where you are. Don't regret it later. I think this is really true. I was actually talking to Nicole this weekend about like, at what point is it too late to start a new career? I mean, you've kind of been looking around for other things. Nicole was like, when I was in my 20s I thought starting a new career. 35 would be too late. But now that I'm in that zone, it doesn't seem like it. I think the collective society has changed their view on starting a new career. But have you ever considered starting something new? Of course,


Larry

of course, my thing would just go with Dr. Shah, who my big fan of what's the context? She's saying that she's saying like, you know what? There are people out there that think they can't actually start something new, like learn a new skill or go back to college or learn a new fun hobby. Are there really people out there that say like, you know what, past quarter, you can't learn anything new.


Unknown Speaker

I think people are definitely think that and I think also coming on a pandemic. With things reopening. I think a lot of people said, Oh, I have all this time at home. Now I'm going to do I'm going to get back in shape. I'm going to learn how to play the piano or whatever. A year later, they haven't done it. It's like, well, even if you wasted that year, saying you're going to do it, it's not too late to start it. I think that's kind of where I think she's coming from.


Larry

I mean, I just think as human beings, like we're always evolving, right? I don't think there's ever an age where you can say even when you're at like, I just can't learn anything new. I'm a big fan of like, what, once again, you could if you're 55 years old and had a career ism, whatever, you go back to law school and get your degree and become a lawyer, it all kind of just our brains certainly are dead at this particular point. So you can still function and do whatever you want to do.


Unknown Speaker

Yeah, I mean, I think that's kind of what her point was. And maybe, maybe less people than I think, have that mindset. But I feel like it's a commonly held thing. It's like, Oh, it's too late to do whatever, because I'm already in my career, or it's gonna be harder to learn learning a new language. I know, I don't want to try to learn a new language just because it's annoying. But


Larry

you know, 45 is an interesting age. I like that you put that in the quote, because it's like 45 for you know, most people issue usually of young, middle aged kids at that point. So you're balancing a career, you're balancing kids, you're balancing a wife. So if it feels like but I still say, hey, it's kind of something that we talk about all the time, like, Hey, you can sit and watch Netflix shows all you want at night, and be kind of lazy ish. Or you could cut your time and do it because I feel like a lot of people use excuse me time, I can't learn coding at the state is a little bit out of the 40s ish, that just went back to school to official intelligence started taking classes at community college, wanted to know about artificial intelligence that's like, was an inspiration to me, like, you know, what, and Community College By the way, it's free to was free learns about the technology one? Yeah,


Unknown Speaker

I mean, I, I took classes a couple years ago and went through a certificate program at UCLA. And I think it's just people, aren't you? I mean, especially with school, people aren't used to going into class or logging in. It's just a different mentality being in class. So I think it's, I don't know, just go out and do it. Why not? I mean, it's, I guess it's more of what I can always say. But I mean, it can seem daunting, especially. Maybe getting in shape is less daunting, but something starting, like becoming a lawyer be like, okay, am I gonna do this for the next six, I don't know how long it takes to become a lawyer. But it's a years. And I think that's more of like, if your goal is far off, it's like, just take it one step at a time, like five years, five years from now, if it's gonna take you five years to do something, if you start now, five years from now, you'll be there as opposed to being like, Oh, it's gonna take me five years. And I think that's a trap you can fall into, is keep kicking it down the road.


Larry

But I would even take it the other direction and say, you know, if you want to become a lawyer, because you just want to become a lawyer or you want to make a look, become a lawyer, because you want to do some good in this world. You want to go to class to learn something so that you can make a difference. And so even just going to class is important to you because you want to learn that information. And then Apply it, like don't do things because in six years Your life will be better do it because your life will be better because you're learning something new. And all the science says, our brains once we kind of toss them aside and think we can't learn anything new, that's what Alzheimer sets in. That's what all sorts of things mentally start challenging start happening to older adults when they're not learning anymore. So I think the science is saying, like, keep your brain fresh, learning new things all the time. And you'll be more interesting at parties.


Unknown Speaker

So you'll have more stuff to talk about.


Larry

Oh, you took that you just took that from me, sucker,


Unknown Speaker

which is maybe the most important thing. Well, if you want to become a lawyer just to make money, please reach out to podcast on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I'm Andrew Keller for the Cricut lawyer.



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