The joys of being a lifelong learner

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Learning as you age doesn’t require textbooks or a traditional classroom setting.
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There is no age limit to when a person can learn a new skill. It’s never too late, and you’re never too old.  

Trying something new, like painting or learning a new musical instrument, can expand your social circle and possibly unearth a talent you never knew you had. It can also build new neural pathways and hopefully spark curiosity and joy.  

MPR News guest host Chris Farrell and his guests explore the benefits of trying new things in the second half of life.  

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MPR News host Chris Farrell (left) talks with Kate Schaefers and Andrea Leap in the Kling Public Media Center in St. Paul on Thursday.
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