Knowledge every day

365 Things To Know book cover

All learning has to start somewhere, and for me it was here.

‘365 Things To Know’. A book I remember owning for as long back as I can remember. I don’t know where the book came from, whether it was bought for me or handed down from an older sibling. I just remember reading it, and reading it, again, and again.

There was an article for every day (assuming you weren’t in a leap year) and the book started as it meant to go on, explaining the meaning of January.

The meaning of January

Similar articles started off every month, and the dates in-between ranged across all human endeavour. Taking in history, literature, myth, geography and the sciences.

Double page spread

I learned more from this book than I can ever express. Not just from the content, but from the desire it gave me to keep learning. To treat every day as an opportunity to expand my understanding, even if only in a small way.

Sadly my original copy of ‘365 Things To Know’ disappeared many years ago, and the one these pictures are from are a recent purchase from eBay. It may not be my book from childhood but I’m keeping hold of this one to remind me that if you’re not learning, you’re not living.


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