Teaching an old dog new tricks.

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” was a saying that I’ve heard over and over growing up.  For awhile I literally took that phrase to heart thinking that it just pertained to my pet pooch. As I grew older and learned what that saying was really trying to convey then it all clicked.  I knew that you could teach an old dog something totally new because I was able to  train my dog Remy to roll over which is a feat unto itself.  I’ve recently come to realize that in this day and age, with the way technology is evolving every passing second that I need to learn new things even in my advanced stage in life.  It is not so much a want, more like a need of necessity in order to survive.  In order to function in the world we live in, we need to adapt.  It’s funny though, I know of some people who are resistant to learning the new ways of technology and trying their all to holding on to their past and the “old ways.”  It’s funny how they make an attempt but soon give up whether it be frustration or the fear of feeling obsolete.  When you think about it, a lot of the things that I’ve been learning and am learning helps to make life a little easier and faster.  If my “old school” colleagues take this to heart then maybe, just maybe they wouldn’t be hesitant to trying something new.  But I guess it’s their prerogative to get left back in the dark ages while the rest of us accept modernization.  Learning something totally new is very stimulating and re-energizes the soul…but the only freakin’ hard thing is the amount of information that needs to be taken in to gain this new skill or knowledge.  It takes twice as long and double the determination to do accomplish this…well, at least I know I can overcome this.  “AND” if I can overcome this then I can surely conquer whatever’s in my path.  ONWARD, AND UPWARD!!!

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