LSB’s quote for this week, “Give me words that make my mind curl before my toes.”— Rachel Wolchin is interesting. However, I’d like to extend the realm of knowledge to beyond ‘just words.’
I find knowledgeable people interesting. If I’m interested in someone, then it’s more likely I will find them ‘sexy.’ There- I said it, and that’s that. However, I don’t think knowledge is acquired only through reading books or studying lots of courses. We can also learn through acquiring new practical skills, languages, or doing something creative.
To me, a person who takes an interest in developing themselves, and embraces a lifetime of learning is someone who I can see as a more passionate partner. They will also be confident in admitting they have shortcomings. Moreover, they will be a happier person, and see the world as expansive. They will want to broaden their horizons and try new things. To me, that is sexy, as it takes guts to try something new, particularly as we get older. It’s saying, “I don’t mind if I look like a twit in front of other people. I’d rather ‘have a go,’ than regret not trying something!”
These sorts of people will want to remain optimistic in the face of adversity. They won’t be afraid to fail. In this way, they will become empowered, and that makes them sexy. So I’m not bothered if someone does not read tonnes of books. I don’t read loads myself, but I do like learning new things. Currently, I’m attempting to teach myself to play the keyboard. Life skills are important too. The sorts of things they don’t teach you in school, but that have to be learnt through the ‘university of life.’
To never change ourselves is self-defeating. It limits our ability to adjust to new situations, and makes us stagnate. By being lifelong learners, we will be dynamic and our lives will be all the more rich for it. Both in terms of what we learn, and our network of new and old friends.