Brain Health

On a physiological level, learning new things is good for your brain and bolsters cognitive functioning. Learning new things sparks a process called neurogenesis. This process is important for maintaining a healthy and active brain throughout your lifetime.

According to positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, in our brains, happiness and learning are tied together. Best known for coining the psychological concept of flow in his seminal work Flow: The Psychology Of Optimal Experience, Csíkszentmihályi says of learning new things:

“the best moments in our lives, are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.”

SOURCE The Daily Stoic,
by Ryan Holiday

"In a world where knowledge & information
is overly abundant, clarity is more important than ever before."