If any of you took interest in the holistic learning concept, Scott Young has released a free e-book titled “Holistic Learning.” You can download it here. To describe the holistic learning process, he uses an analogy of constructing a brick building. In class, professors often hand out bricks, but it is up to the students to construct a building out of them. How do you approach your construction project? This short, easy-to-follow book details the process. Interestingly, Scott seems to think that law may not be a good subject matter to study holistically because of the arbitrariness of the rule-based system. I am not so sure. What do you think?
The book made me ponder the question of how I link whatever I am learning to my existing knowledge base and what connections have more impact. I believe you can generate some positive energy and empower yourself when you establish a link that truly resonates with you. Without that link, the information is just a dead weight. I learned that when I decided to develop healthier eating habits. I read many articles, I knew what was good for my body and what was not, but all that information did not make much difference until I found the right connection. Weight loss goals and abstract health-talk didn’t do it for me. What prompted me to start looking at food as fuel was the notion that whenever I consumed sugar, trans-fats or other bad stuff, my body’s efforts were diverted from generating energy, building immunity, fighting viruses to absorbing and getting rid of the “junk.” I just had this image of my body getting “anxious” and “tired” after I ate candies or processed food and feeling “light” and “active” after I ate fruits and vegetables. That sensation made me think twice before grabbing a bad snack.
How do you integrate new knowledge into your way of life?