Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Purpose of Self-Improvement

When you are a kid, you attend school to be taught new knowledge and skills.

When you are a grown-up, you base on the self-learning skill picked up in school to continue with upgrading.

Why do you keep on learning, even without a teacher?

Is it for money or power?
Is it for fame?

All the above may be true.

But what actually is the intrinsic reason for your motivation to better yourself?

It gives you a sense of living on this earth.
A sense that you understand the surrounding happenings.

Why does the sun rises and set?
Why does rainbow form after rain?
How does bacteria comes about?
How does plant grows?
How does electricity flow in a circuit board?
What are marbles make of?
Why are some people more nasty than others?

Knowing more information gives you ability to talk or chat with others, and share your views.
You are able to interact positively. It gives you social attachment.

Learning and improving yourself make you a "person", compared to a zombie.

The more you learn, the more you experience, whether through the hard way of making mistakes or smooth sailing.

You pass on the skills to younger generation for them to add value to existing.

You make the world move on by contributing through self-improvement.

With regards to rewards, they will come naturally (sooner or later).
Even when the rewards are little, the true rewards are the satisfaction of living well and proper.
The reward of seeing people you share knowledge smile is a big enough motivation to pick up new things.

Real improvement is internal and has to be initiated with good intention.
The purpose of self-improvement, is thus, to make the world a better place to live in.

Have a nice, happy stay. Cheers to self-improvement!


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