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Appetite for Learning

What creates an appetite for learning?

I remember as a child that I loved to read. My parents were integral in getting that ball rolling. They encouraged reading all the time and were always happy to buy me new books. The stories I immersed myself in created vivid pictures and made me want to read the entire book in one sitting.

I’m a Software Engineer now and reading is what keeps me up to date with the newest technologies and techniques. I have to constantly learn new concepts, it’s part of the job. However, I really enjoy that aspect of my work. In my spare time I watch a lot of TED talks, read books and blog posts about a variety of topics because I love to learn new things.

I would love to be able to give the appetite for learning as a gift! If only it were so easy. Maybe helping someone find some interesting material to read can be the spark as it was for me.

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