Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always been interested in learning as much as I could. With the realization of how much there is out there to learn and a greater appreciation of my time — my ideas about learning have really changed.
I guess — better put —- it’s really my strategies in learning that have changed.
I subscribe to certain things online that I feel will benefit me and keep me abreast of what is happening in certain areas. BUT — I read a lot of headlines and don’t waste a lot of time reading in detail about things that I can’t do anything about—— or anything thing that is just fluff — like what new person some movie star is going with now.
It’s a proven fact that humanly — we can’t know it all (10% at best) —- even if we have access to the information.
We have to choose carefully what we feel is important to our lives and try to be knowledgeable on subjects that will better help us and our families to have a better quality of life —- even with the horrendous situation going on with food, GMOs, and many other things in this country that the uninformed are totally blinded to.
My Strategy – What I Look For
I look for details that will give me
- the information I need to practice self-empowerment.
- Information that helps me make the situation better for myself and those I can influence in some way.
- Information that enables me to do better.
- Information that helps me take more control of my life.
Headlines will do for the rest of the happenings— because — whether we realize it or not — time is limited for us all. So why not use the time we have on things that are uplifting, helpful and that empower us to be the best we can be. That seems to me the best way to help not only ourselves, but those around us as well.
The media — marketing — and Fact-Free propaganda
The media (and marketing) “feeds” the masses a great deal of fact-free propaganda using various slogans and catchwords.
I would dare to say that a vast percentage of our population falls hook-line-and sinker into believing most of what is promoted without any meaningful information and facts to back it up. Most of the time — someone with an agenda (to benefit only themselves) is behind all this. It matters not if the subject is Monsanto, GMOs, our food supply or politics or gardening.
People who haven’t for whatever reason kept up with what is really important to their lives (for example – the food that sustains our bodies) are easily duped by so called “intellectuals” who have in many fields — replaced what works — with what sounds good. In most cases — what sounds good pertains to “instant gratification”.
Gardening is one of those fields.
Bottom line —there’s no free lunch — even in learning the truth about things. To obtain anything good — takes action on your part. You have to make an effort.
The great news is gardening is easy. You don’t need hardly any of things the so called experts say that you need. All you need is a desire to garden and the willingness to tend it while it’s doing all the real work for you.
I try (and will continue) to make it even easier for you here on TMG with good down to earth, practical, common-sense gardening information. I’ve spent 35 years finding easier ways to do things in the garden and I’m STILL learning.
I’m looking forward to an exciting new year in the garden and wish you the same!
Organic gardening is easy, efficient, effective — and it’s a lot healthier.
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