Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:12
What do you do in your spare time? Do you sit in front of the television and “veg?” After watching television for a few hours, are you refreshed? Hardly. The sitcom comedies are unfunny; the news is slanted, and the reality shows seem to have an air of falsehood to them (to me, at least). But night after night we wile away the hours. Of course there are never ending sports channels too. From analyzing every aspect of every player to every play of every game, the announcers somehow hold our attention. It’s addicting.
Of course spending large amounts of time surfing the internet can be equally wasteful. Both the television and internet provide great mediums to learn more about pretty much any topic you can imagine, and most of it free in the initial stages.
I would encourage you to “engage” this week. Matt Cutts, a well-known Google leader said in a recent TED presentation: make it a point to do something or learn something you know nothing about for 30 days. Maybe it’s a language; perhaps it’s writing a novel. Be curious. Knock on things; Look under the hood of things. There is a vast world out there if we will only open our eyes.