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Intellectual - the desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning

The ability to effectively learn and use information for personal, family and career development. Getting the most out of classes and education by asking questions, being open to new ideas, learning new skills, and studying effectively.
The intellectual dimension recognizes one’s creative, stimulating mental activities. A well person expands their knowledge and skills while discovering the potential for sharing their gifts with others. Using intellectual and cultural activities in the classroom and beyond the classroom combined with the human resources and learning resources available within the university community and the larger community, a well person cherishes intellectual growth and stimulation. Traveling a wellness path, you will explore issues related to problem solving, creativity, and learning. You will spend more time pursuing personal interests, reading books, magazines, and newspapers, while keeping abreast of current issues and ideas. As you develop your intellectual curiosity, you will actively strive to expand and challenge your mind with creative endeavors. Intellectual wellness follows these tenets:

  • It is better to stretch and challenge our minds with intellectual and creative pursuits than to become self-satisfied and unproductive.
  • It is better to identify potential problems and choose appropriate courses of action based on available information than to wait, worry, and contend with major concerns later.

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