You’d be surprised to know that art can teach people better than their school. It makes sense too. Sitting through boring lectures and reading through the lengthy text books can sometimes be too much to absorb. Instead, it’s much easier to get the same knowledge if it’s delivered in a fun way. For example, it’s much easier for a lot of people to learn about some historical event through watching a TV show than by learning about it in a boring class. Actually, it’s all about focus and perception. In classroom we see learning as a task rather than seeing it as a way of gaining knowledge. So, it’s understandable why we often end up learning a whole lot more through TV shows, movies, songs, games etc.
Consider this. You’re asked to write an essay in class about Grigori Rasputin. But you have no idea who the man is. But then you remember that one song called Rasputin by Boney M. and it all starts making sense and you end up getting an A. How cool is that? This is exactly why art and hobbies are important. And those parents who never let their kids enjoy anything outside of academic curriculum are doing very wrong. That is why we have taken the following posts from Tumblr that show some real life benefits of arts.
Never let anybody tell you that listening to songs is a waste of time!
You never know when some random knowledge can come in handy.
Although school is very important, we don’t really need it to be smart.
I bet half the people today know more about science by watching Bill Nye in The Science Guy than by reading their textbooks.
It’s truly amazing how these seemingly irrelevant and random things we know can change our life.
Reminds me of the time I surprised my friends by singing the US national anthem alongside the singer on TV while watching Super Bowl. Now, I don’t live in the US, but I’ve watched The Dark Knight Rises more times than I can count and there was this scene in it where a kid sings the national anthem moments before Bane destroys the stadium so somehow the anthem got stuck in my head without me even realizing it. So, yeah. We do learn a lot from places other than our school.
Star Trek should be a part of school curriculum!
Now, if there’s anything we can take from this it’s that nothing is ever a waste of time. If we love listening to music or watching movies or reading fiction, it is NEVER a waste of time. Everything we do in life is a part of learning and there’s no such thing as bad experience. Experience is always experience and that’s what shapes us into who we become.
So, have you ever surprised anyone with your random knowledge? Share your stories with us in the comments below.