Now when I talk of education I am not just referring to school. I am a high school dropout, but that does not mean I have not been educated. Martial Arts training is one of the most important forms of education as far as I am concerned, but it is not the only one! Now I would never in a million years suggest to anyone to follow the path I did and leave school. However if you think that “school” is the end of your learning you are sadly mistaken, and will ultimately fail in life. There is much more.
I have taken a lot of courses over the years, not including the ones I did for martial arts training and business purposes. I also took auto mechanics, and have learned a great deal over the years on computers and operating systems. I am the administrator to the website and the domains we have. My most recent endeavor has been learning another language, Romanian.
Keeping the brain active is of vital importance. Reading, writing are great ways to do this. Don’t sit in front of a computer all day long!! That is brain death!. If you can travel to other lands and learn about other cultures. The more the mind works the better life becomes, stress is reduced and your quality of life as you grow old will improve also!
Reading is KEY, it keeps the brain active and alert well into old age!
I may have quit high school but I never stopped learning!
Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason
Founder: Art Mason’s Peaceful Warriors’ Martial Arts