Monday, February 9, 2015

COUNTDOWN TO A MEANINGFUL LIFE WEEK 3: KNOWLEDGE



“Countdown to a Meaningful Life”

Week 3: Knowledge


To celebrate the upcoming publication of THE WISDOM OF MERLIN: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life by T.A. Barron, we are kicking off a countdown campaign based on Merlin’s answer to the question “What is the meaning of life?” Surprisingly, the answer has only seven words…but they are the most powerful words of all.

Each week we will focus on one of these magical words with supporting content that will help your readers and followers acknowledge, reflect, practice and get inspired to embark on a new adventure or live life to its fullest. We continue this week withKnowledge.

Excerpt from THE WISDOM OF MERLIN
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“There are two universes to explore—one inside yourself and one outside. And here’s the best part: How far you travel in each, and what you discover, is entirely up to you.”


“A tool by itself is not good or bad… A hammer can crush someone’s skull—or build someone’s home. The tool isn’t as important as the purpose.”


FAMOUS QUOTES ON KNOWLEDGE
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· "I know of no time in human history where ignorance was better than knowledge.” Neil deGrasse Tyson


· "Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” Kofi Annan


· "Knowledge is love and light and vision." Helen Keller


FUN FACTS ABOUT KNOWLEDGE:

· Researchers at Northwestern University proved that children who regularly play an instrument showed larger improvements in how the brain processes speech and reading scores than children who didn’t learn an instrument.[1]


· Regular reading increases an individual’s academic and economic success, and also encourages social and civic engagement. [2]


· The best time to learn multiple languages is before the age of seven. [3]

ACTIVATE, ENGAGE OR PRACTICE:

· Read more; blogs, magazines, and/or books. Try a new book genre (Fantasy, graphic, mystery, etc.), add a new blog to your favorites, and subscribe to a magazine/newsletter that focuses on a topic you would like to explore.

· Learn one or two new facts a day through trivia games or websites like mentalfloss.

· Practice an instrument. Playing music engages different parts of your brain.

· Go back to school or take an online course.

· Travel.


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tabarron.com

facebook.com/TABarronFans


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[1] http://time.com/3634995/study-kids-engaged-music-class-for-benefits-northwestern/


[2] http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/ToRead.pdf


[3] http://www.nbcnews.com/id/32013276/ns/health-childrens_health/t/unraveling-how-kids-become-bilingual-so-easily/#.VMFMEivF9sI

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