When thinking about the four areas below, how knowledgeable you are about them? Expanding your understanding of these areas could enhance your life! Here are things we should know more about.
Why it matters
Sir Francis Bacon famously said that “knowledge means power” and, since then, there have been a number of philosophers who have highlighted the importance of knowing and having information about the world that surrounds us. One of the most notable examples of this was René Descartes with his cogito ergo sum or “I think therefore I am” statement, coined in 1637.
We live in an era where there is so much information around us on a daily basis that we simply do not have enough time or brain power to pay attention to it all. Similarly, and despite the vast amounts of information being sent to us every day, many of us remain clueless about some of the most important topics that should concern us.
We should know more about:
Let’s get to the list! Here are four things to put on your learning radar:
1. The universe
The universe is fascinating, isn’t it? Thousands of billion years ago, the universe was created, according to research. Theories around it are ever-changing, and we only know a fraction of what the universe really is.
We know that this vastness of matter, space, time, and energy is made of planets, galaxies, moons, and stars. But what about the details? Many of us don’t know them. Start to get acquainted with what surrounds us with this National Geographic article.
2. What we eat
“We are what we eat.” You’ve likely heard this phrase countless times. While we don’t see walking potatoes or carrots in the street, it’s true that how healthy we are is determined by what food we consume daily.
A long history of fast food and frozen ready meals, as well as humans’ migration to cities in vast numbers in past decades, have somewhat made us ignorant of all things food-related. It’s gotten to the extent that many children have become unaware of where certain foods come from.
Healthy-oriented online workshops can take you back to the roots by showing you everything there is to know about food. What does a balanced approach to eating look like for you? Find the answer and start to understand the benefits of many healthy foods.
If you are looking to lose weight, always consult your doctor before starting a new eating plan. That way, you get the healthiest approach for your unique body.
By the way, what we drink is also important. Limiting alcohol and adding a range of teas, such as Ceylon tea for heart health, helps some people.
3. Our minds
Like with the universe, there is still a lot we have to learn about our minds. Numerous philosophers have given meaning to the word “mind” over the centuries. But, despite scientific research progressing every day, the term remains a big unknown.
We produce thoughts and express gratitude through our minds, yet we seem to pay little interest to the routines we need to put in place to build and maintain a healthy mind. Meditation apps could help you look after your mind better.
You might also want to find out more about your family history to develop your sense of identity. Understanding your origins can make you more appreciative of what you have, where you came from, and the possibilities to come. A quality newspaper archive database is a useful tool for learning more about your direct ancestors.
4. We should know more about our bodies too
There is no healthy mind without a healthy body. Exercise is important if we want to keep our bodies free from evils like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and generally feeling unwell.
Concerned about their long-term health, more and more humans are jumping on the treadmill. But do you know what your body needs in order to be healthy? Visit Planet Fitness to find out by booking a personal exercise coach.
The human body is truly amazing. It is very intricate too, from the bones to the joints, muscles, and skin. Learning more about how the body works can help you maximize life and be happy.
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13 thoughts on “4 things we should know more about”
Truly important things to know about, Christy. Hugs on the wing!
Yes, of course. Although, the universe does keep me up some nights.
Oh so many questions…! When I was younger, thinking about the universe used to drive me stir crazy, it still does. What’s beyond the world, what’s beyond the planets, what comes after all of that blackness..? Definitely a lot to think about and for humankind to increase our collective knowledge on! x
You’re right, Christy, there is so much more we need to know about those four topics. It is wonderful that science is working to increase our knowledge and our understanding of ourselves and the universe around us.
What a thought provoking post. So true Christy we get carried away with the mass of information being shared we forget to go back to basics and centre ourselves a little. Once again a great post 😊
So, less time on Facebook and more time spent thinking about the universe…I like that idea!
I am glad you shared.all these…will hop in to these sites and stay quiet and read…
Great subject matter and in this world we live in and the pace things happen, well we all have something which can use a little rest. I have been very careful the past 20 years with many of the points you bring into play. Of course chocolate must be classified as a food group…. M&M’s and Mars Bar have to be on the menu for those days you need a little pick me up.
The mind is an amazing thing and it is a challenge at learning something new stimulates an interest. Fail to take the change and you miss out on much. Loving all the things I have gotten involved in… now where did I put that last stash of chocolate.
Hugs and all from Alberta
Great post, thanks!
I definitely love learning about the universe.
And learning about the mind is a lifelong pursuit of mine, being a counselor. It’s strange how little we know about what goes on inside our own heads.
I love learning and thinking about the universe, too. (Hence the book title and theme *laugh*)
Great post Christy !!!
Good points for a healthier life !!
Have a good day !!
What a great post :)