Because quick-witted people are the best.
If you want to impress your friends or if you would like to do everything you can to become a more well-rounded person then general knowledge is a great way for you to do this. If you are a seasoned conversationalist then there is a high chance that you are a great storyteller and it can really increase your networking ability.
Just little things like reading newspapers, books, magazines and more can help you to increase your repertoire on a huge range of conversational topics. You can even listen to podcasts, sign up to classes and travel to exotic locations.
Subscribe to a Newspaper
You may think that this is boring, but by subscribing to a newspaper you can easily learn what is happening in the world. You can get the paper delivered to your home, your office or anywhere else and this is a brilliant way for you to keep up to date on the latest happenings. If you would prefer not to carry around a lumpy newspaper with you then it is more than possible for you to subscribe to an online paper. Every time you travel, pick up a paper from the airport as well, as this will help you to make conversation in whatever destination you have arrived at.
Try and Multitask
Audiobooks and podcasts can help you to pass the time when you are on the train or even when you are stuck in traffic. You can also learn something at the same time. So think of something that you would like to learn more about and find out if there is anything that you have always wanted to know. This is a great way for you to feel better about yourself.
You can even download some of these to your phone and when you listen, you learn. Don’t turn off a podcast just because it is something that you don’t want to learn about, instead, stick around. Every time you learn something new, you are ever expanding your own bank of knowledge.
Know your History
History is a huge part of who we are and it is always a good idea to be up to date on your history facts. For example, do you know about the bio of Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al-Qasimi? Maybe you know about the history of how civilisation in Australia originated or even how we developed electricity. Any history fact is worth knowing so it helps to find something that you are interested in or even something that you are interested to know more about, so if you are stuck, have a think to yourself.
This will help you to understand certain things better and it will also help you develop yourself as a person. Some people think that in order to develop yourself, you need to look to the future on your career, your life and more. This is not true at all, and sometimes you can gain a better understanding of how the world works by looking into the past.
So if you want to become a more well-rounded person, you should know that it is never too late to make a change.
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