18 Benefits Of Learning Facts About The World

What type of facts can you learn about?  There is much for you to know about communication, arts, culture, technology, nations of the world, history, science, the human body, earth, books, sports, though, our environment, and so on.  Knowing that the capital of Chile is Santiago, or that in past and is a specific chess attack move involving pawns, or that a major is higher ranked in most nation’s armies than a captain will help you out in your daily living.


Do you ever notice how you don’t see many of a type of car until you drive one, and then you see them all over the place?  The same is true with information, where we ignore something until we find out about it, and then we see that it was showing up over and over.  This is true for most information.  The following is a list of 18 benefits of learning facts about the world:

  1. You will have a better sense of where world news stories are occurring, and what the situation in those countries is like, giving you better context.
  2. Conversations with strangers will go more smoothly because you will be more able to connect, and will have more information to provide.
  3. You will be better able to defend your views and self in the context of a debate.
  4. Knowledge of events in the recent past will give you a better sense of how humans progress, as well as what has stayed similar about people over time
  5. You will maintain a bigger mind, focusing on larger issues that matter instead of smaller ones that are nearly a waste of time
  6. Understanding other cultures will give you a much more favorable presence to people of those cultures, as well as to those who appreciate a worldly person
  7. Knowing terms that are used regularly in business or sports or finance or medicine will allow you to communicate more effectively to people of those professions, and to be able to read works about those topics without getting confused at some point
  8. No one is going to look down upon you for knowing more about various concepts and countries unless it makes them feel inferior, and in that case, it doesn’t matter
  9. You will keep your brain more active, and this will assist you in all aspects of daily living.  An active brain is an efficient brain.
  10. You will have more confidence because you will feel less likely to appear foolish in public or in conversation.
  11. You may motivate others to learn more as well, so the benefits are not only limited to you.
  12. In your quest for random facts, you may find out something that makes a huge difference in how you exist or perform, like a certain habit you can do to strengthen your lower back or a conversational method that attracts people instead of repelling them.
  13. You will find out something you were confused about for a long time, and will then not be avoiding it when it shows up again.
  14. Since facts likely fit into the 80/20 rule, you will have the biggest gains in relevant facts and information soon after you start, because a small percentage of facts are the ones that come up over and over again in society.
  15. You don’t know what you don’t know until you know it.  Things you find out will solve problems of yours that you didn’t know were solvable or needing to be solved.
  16. Understanding how class and power structures are set up in your city, county, country, and in other countries is the way to be able to get into positions and move up.  You can only win in chess once you know the rules and limitations.
  17. Power comes from knowledge.  If only one person in an office of 20 knows how to use PowerPoint, that person is the boss when it comes time to make a PowerPoint presentation.  To gain prominence, you need to know information and relevant people.
  18. We live in a knowledge-based world.  Physical ability has its place, but mental efforts have taken us to where we are technologically and culturally.