Reasons Why Collecting Things You Love Is Good for Your Brain (Part II)

Thirst for knowledge. Just knowing how much info is out there on any subject can provide you with a bigger thirst for learning. Knowing plenty about one thing offers a calming sense of command in that subject which is great for self-esteem and useful.

Collecting can be a family activity

Stimulates creativity. Writers and artists usually collect things that they find either aesthetic appealing or that generate feelings of connection between various elements. The simple shapes in the art of Miró were influenced by things he picked up and saved during hikes, such as seashells, driftwood, and stones.

Creativity is the act of taking tads of information from your inner store of skills, memories, and knowledge from the external surrounding, combining and recombining them in original and innovative ways to create new products or ideas that serves a purpose.

Forge a commitment to a good cause. Significantly displaying certain sorts of collections can retell us of vital causes and even lead us to vigorously support them. Learning about rhinos surely led me to give to preservation endeavors and cultivate awareness about their fight.

Encourages social connections. Discovering others with a mutual interest can be an instant icebreaker, as well as a chance to share a loving interest. Great friendships usually come from common ground.

And could create the way to a career. Children who collect rocks, stones, or seashells could become geologists or oceanographers. Those who collect postcards from other countries could become travel writers, foreign correspondents, or journalists. My favorite example is a particular 19th-century University of Cambridge student who liked to collect beetles. This unusual interest and hobby encouraged an interest with all living things and became the motivation of his life’s work. What was his name? Charles Darwin.

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