Studying is not related to books alone"All the time you are playing. When will you study?"
"Stop day-dreaming and study properly. Your class test is tomorrow."
"You must learn to focus on your studies. Don't look at what your sister is doing."
"If you all don't pay attention properly in my class and study well, then you will not do well in your exams."
How many times we've heard these admonitions, from parents or teachers or others! More often than not we get fed up and irritated, hating the constant nagging to study, study, study...but is studying only related to burying one's head in books to get knowledge of a subject?
We should consider studying in terms of a learning experience beyond the information that is packed within the pages of a book. For example, you could be working on a team project for a new product and along the way you learn to approach it from different angles, studying it to understand the possible effects it will have on the consumer, on the company's image as a brand, perhaps even other products that can be related to it. Consider something on a simpler level like planting a sapling when you take up gardening as a hobby. You won't necessarily be referring to gardening books or relying on useful tips passed on to you by a friend with a green thumb. You get to study by trial and error whether to put it in a place where there is a lot of sunlight or whether it requires shade for a while, too, and whether it needs water daily or on some days only. Thus, as I stated, studying is not merely gaining knowledge through a book but a learning experience, the learning gained in varied ways, mundane or exciting, slowly or quickly.
[This is my fourth entry for the thread a day challenge ]