What have you learned?

A year is a pretty long time and a lot of things can be learned during that time. I try to make an effort to learn something new every day no matter how small it is. I’m not sure if I’ve learned much last year since all I do on the computer is watch YouTube. I’ll experiment with codes once in a while but it’s nothing big. I haven’t actually made anything that would be considered practical. BBC News published an article titled, “100 things we didn’t know this time last year.” I’m going to attempt to make a list but I doubt that I’ll reach one hundred. Even if I did manage to learn something new every day, I highly doubt that I can remember them all.

  1. Common sense isn’t common at all.
  2. There are crazy people living in every city.
  3. Mississauga has the most impatient drivers.
  4. Tim Horton’s is the new hangout place, no matter what age you are.
  5. The waiting time at Dr. Ng’s office grows twice as long every year.
  6. Mormons are more annoying than Jehovah’s Witnesses.
  7. No normal person works the night shift.
  8. You don’t need a TV at home when there’s YouTube.
  9. People on MSN are not always away.
  10. If you want something done, you should do it yourself.
  11. McDonald’s on Dundurn hands out free newspaper in the morning.
  12. The older you get, the more your perspective change on life.
  13. Life is full of strange coincidences.
  14. Bad habits die hard.
  15. It’s easy to get into debt but hard to get out of it.
  16. People do not read unless they absolutely have to.
  17. Photography isn’t as seems as it looks.
  18. People will do just about anything for money.
  19. People can easily forget who they are.
  20. They also can easily forget who you are.
  21. The government likes to work at their own pace.
  22. A lot of people are dependent on the internet.
  23. You can’t satisfy everyone.
  24. Not a lot of people think financially about the future.
  25. People have a lot more free time than they think.
  26. There are people out there that would complain rather than doing something about it.
  27. My crazy neighbours likes coffee.
  28. Sales Representative have no clue about the merchandise that they’re selling.
  29. Crazy drivers do no like to check their blind spots.
  30. There’s never a pen around when you need it.
  31. My brother has the worse case of road rage… and he’s not even driving.
  32. People like to borrow my DVDs and not return them.
  33. I am a walking library to my friends.
  34. I’ve grown addicted to blogging.
  35. When someone says they’ll be there in five minutes, they usually aren’t.
  36. People will vote for you if you promise them free food.
  37. No matter how old I get, I am still a kid at heart.
  38. You can find just about anything when you’re not looking for it.
  39. You can find anything on Google.
  40. Repetition is a key to learning.
  41. Chinese is not that hard to learn.

Well, I didn’t manage to hit one hundred but it’s close enough. Some of the things that I’ve listed may not sound like it’s worth anything but they are things that I’ve learned so they’re useful to me. I like to learn about things no matter how small they seem. If I think of anything more to add to the list, I will do so. But for now, this is all that my brain can come up with given the fact that it’s pretty late.