Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Editorial Exchange: Resolve to Take on a New Challenge

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Editorial Exchange: Resolve to Take on a New Challenge

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Editorial Exchange: Resolve to take on a new challenge


An editorial from the Truro Daily News, published Dec. 24:

If you're reading this, then Dec. 21, 2012, has come and gone and the end of the world as predicted by the Mayans has not come to pass. Yay!

While it has been interesting to contemplate the end of the world at this highly publicized time, my understanding is that the Mayans did not believe that the world would cease to exist. Their long-count calendar apparently does end at 21/12/12, but this simply signifies the end of a World Time. Their calendar then resets to 00/00/00, and a new World Age begins. They did not predict what this new World Age would look like.

So, for those folks who made no future plans, based on the remote chance that such plans would be futile, you can now rejoice. The world will keep turning and life as we know it will continue. Given a new World Age, what will you do with it?

Some people like to make New Year's resolutions and they put forth a good effort to make good on them. I've never been much of a fan of such resolutions, mostly because I'm not very good at sticking to them. With a new World Age looming in front of us, it does seem appropriate that change is in order. What will you change?

Education. You knew I was going to say that, didn't you? Well, I guess I pretty much have to say that since my writings are about education and learning. The fact is that there is no such thing as too much education. Even though I have a pretty good education, there is a lot more out there that I have to learn about. The funny thing about a higher education is that the farther you go up this ladder, you learn more and more about less and less. Feel free to ask me about that sometime.

Acquiring more education is a good way to initiate change in your life. While education for education's sake alone is always worthwhile, as adults we have limited time and financial resources to commit to this cause. It is important then to plan and to budget for this. Instead of thinking first about what course you will take and where you will take it, think about where you want an improved education to take you. …

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