I love Coursera. One day I woke up and realised I had it all wrong. I had forgotten the truths and had lived believing things that were just illusions. I forgot I had strength and power. I forgot that love comes from within me instead of being bestowed upon me. I forgot the most important truths I had been taught. Noble Truths. Sensible Paths. And I realised I had become a sad person who had lost spirit.
So I decided it was time to change that. Among the changes I started to make, I also went to a site called Coursera that offers free university-level courses to everyone around the world. Sounded interesting. I love to learn. And I’d been feeling rather…less than intelligent. Could I learn some things to improve my life? I signed up.
And passed my first course. Okay, this is good! Now for a challenge…I’ll sign up for a course in something I’m not so good in so I can challenge myself.
So I signed up for science. And I passed that too.
I signed up for a variety of courses and enjoyed them all. I learned so much and felt that I wasn’t letting my brain rot anymore. I even made some new friends. How cool is that?
It can be easy to forget that change is up to us. I was unhappy because I started to believe illusions. I forgot that the challenges I was facing could make me stronger, but instead I let them cripple me. The choice was up to me. Today the choice is up to me.
Who knew that something so small as taking a class could help me regain my focus?
I’m still taking courses and challenging myself. I’m taking classes in fascinating things like Greek History and Economics and Human Physiology. It’s never too late to keep learning new things or to challenge yourself!