I’ve talked before about learning as an adult, and the particular challenges that come with it. Throw in parenthood and it can be even harder to find the time. I’m going to share a few opportunistic learning strategies I’ve tried and talk about which worked (or didn’t) for me.

While doing the coursera course Introduction to Mathematical Thinking I was exposed to the following proof, which is the first I’ve understood fully. The argument is elegant and, as it turns out, over 2000 years old! Euclid’s Elements first outlines this proof.

It seems as one gets older, the less free time you have. This time (for me) is normally used for personal progress (cultural, mental gains) and downtime (games, TV, books, gym).