Children are more likely to learn new things and understand new concepts faster than most adults. It has nothing to do with the fact that they are smarter. It is mainly because their level of cynicism is much lower than adults’.
Some degree of open mindedness is required to accept new theories and changes. If your first reaction is to defend your knowledge of a subject matter, you run the risk of not learning new things.
No matter how annoying you think it is, ask questions. Take different routes. Sing in the shower, on the street and anywhere else you want to.
Learn something new everyday.
My something new today: I learned that when I shake my iPhone, I can undo an action. For example, if I mistakenly deleted an email, all I need to do is to shake my iPhone and it asks if I want to undo my last action.
Go ahead, try it.