old dog-new tricks vs. know it all

@missybear (11396)
United States
February 21, 2010 11:35am CST
You know the saying "You can't teach an old dog new trick" now apply that to people. Do you think some people are just not trainable into accepting new things course they think they know it all? When are you too old to learn new things? In my opinion never[b][/b]. There is some things that I'm not interested in and that's why I don't care to learn about them but I think I could if I cared to. What do you think......are you ever too old to learn?
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
7 Mar 10
No, you're never too old to learn. I just turned 60, and I'm still learning a few things, like today I learned what a Dongle thing was. If I'm interested in something, I'm not afraid of Googling it and learning about it. Now, I haven't been to the library in years, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy learning.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
8 Mar 10
You're right. I haven't been to a library in years myself but we have lots of books at work and I do read a lot and like you search the net if I don't know something. Which means I need to look up "Dongle"
• United States
22 Feb 10
yes you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!! my hubby who is almost 48 and had never texted in his life recently got a blackberry phone it did not take him long to learn how to text and now he texts more than me he still has a way to go to get to the texting mastery of our 14 year old daughter though LOL my philosophy about learning is this... 'the day you stop learning is the day you die'
@missybear (11396)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I like that by the way I don't know how to text either but that's be course I don't have a cell and never really tried too
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
22 Feb 10
As I am growing older I am noticing that I am not so adventerous to try new things, whether it is food or visiting new places. I prefer familiar food things and I do hate to learn new things. So yes I believe that it is true its very difficult to teach an old dog new tricks.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
23 Feb 10
I guess it does depend on if you really interested in learning a specific thing, like me if I'm not interested I don't care to learn more about it.
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
21 Feb 10
Hey missy! How is one of my very favorite and smartest girlfriends? You are never to old to learn new things! And, as you said, if you are interested in something then you will learn them! That is how I am! If I am truly interested in something then I will be happy to listen and learn! But, if I am not interested then you can talk until you are blue in the face, but I won't hear you!lol It's all about what you want to learn after awhile! When we are young we are forced to learn things even if we don't want to! When we get older we can choose what we want to learn! So, that is the difference! I loves you missy and sconi too!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
21 Feb 10
You're the greatest and you are so right on the nose. You only learn what you wanna learn. Stuff that doesn't interest me goes in 1 ear and out the other
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
21 Feb 10
I don't think you ever to old to learn. I think that sometimes people become set in their ways as they get older. It's not really that they think they know everything, I think that they have just found a way that works best for them and they stick to it. If a person is willing..they are never to old to learn.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
21 Feb 10
I agree...if you wanna learn a new trade at 80 years old than good for you.
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
21 Feb 10
No, your brain is a muscle and responds to stimulation, just like any other muscle in your body. I used to work at a community college and one of my favorite people there was a student who was in her 80's. She had many degrees but she loved to learn. She was also in pretty good shape for an old woman. I was in my 30's and she used to kick my butt on the machines in the Weight Room.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
21 Feb 10
I think it's great when older people go back to school and get a degree in something. Some people think it's dumb course they to old anyways but not me.