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At what age would you guess most people stop trying to learn new things.

  1. Philanthropy2012 profile image86
    Philanthropy2012posted 5 years ago

    At what age would you guess most people stop trying to learn new things.

    By this I mean when do people say 'enough' to education, and no longer try to learn new things like languages, sports, instruments etc.

    Of course, some people never do stop, but for those that do - what age is it usually at and why?

  2. PaoloJpm profile image85
    PaoloJpmposted 5 years ago

    I think for me in all ages people usually want to stop learning especially if it is in school. But in the other hand, I think in the age of 50's maybe, or greater than that. because those times, I would be a father in my family that would always give priority to my family. So learning more new staff wont be that accomplished anymore. but basic leanings like baby staff would always be in way,

  3. THEmikeLO profile image61
    THEmikeLOposted 5 years ago

    I honestly don't think that people ever decide to stop learning, and even if they want to stop its close to impossible. I know that some days I don't actually plan to learn anything but I still do.  You can learn from simple conversations and encounters with other people, or even by observing.  So I think that even if someone wants to stop, they can't

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    Deepes Mindposted 5 years ago

    Each situation is like a thumbprint. No two are the same. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly what age people try to stop learning. different people set different goals then reevaluate all the time

  5. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years ago

    I would hope never.  I think it slows down, but I'm in my late 40s and I prompted myself to start hubbing about 8 months ago.  It's encouraged me to learn a lot more about computers and other things.  My father is in is late 70s and he still likes to learn, albeit not nearly as much as he used to.  Sometimes I have a hunch that he is more picky about what he wants to learn about.

  6. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    I don't think it's at all about age.  I think it's about personality, whether someone sees a need for learning a particular thing, whether someone has the time to spend learning something new (and whether not having time is even an option because the new thing is iimportant to learn), whether someone has so many worries/concerns he can't make himself be interested in anything but those, whether someone can afford to learn what he'd like to learn, whether someone has so many responsibilities he has a hard time find the time and "mental energy" to seek out learning something new, whether a person goes through life resistant to learning what he runs into by accident, whether a person wants to learn over his whole lifetime and/or whether what the new thing is something he sees as valuable or worth learning (or not bothering); or probably any number of other factors.

    I think most people are pretty much the same person when they're older than they were they were younger.  It's just their life that becomes fuller and/or more complicated, and that what they learn from life can change their perspective about what's important, what's worth sacrificing time/effort, etc.  Younger people sometimes are trying to "find what they're good at" by learning new things (sometimes just for the sake of learning/doing new things, but sometimes for reasons like enhancing a resume). So I suppose someone older may be less prone to "dabbling" in learning new things; but, still, I do think it's largely a matter of personality.

    Of course, too, one person may keep learning about one subject throughout his whole adult life, rather than "diversify" his learning.  Someone else may want to learn a little about a lot of things and not devote all his learning/thinking/growing time to (primarily) one subject.  Older people also may feel sure enough about who they are to say, "I'm not interested in learning to play basketball because I didn't care about it when I was twenty so I sure as heck don't care about it now."  So maybe it's more a matter of people growing more selective and sure about what they want to learn as life continues.  I just really don't think it has anything to do with age, by itself.