Three things I learnt about learning !

1. Learning does not exhaust you

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Studying might, but learning does not. I let myself think about what my mind perceived as learning and the mental imagery I saw was of late night duels with my book and the struggles to ace a life determining exam that followed with good scores. Well, in fact, learning is not that. Learning is taking in facts, assimilating them and finding ways to change ourselves and the world around for the better.

2. Learning without applying is of no use

…to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.”
― Stephen R. Covey

What is the use of knowing facts when it does not refine behaviour nor enhance actions and improve efficiency. It becomes easier to learn when the desire is not to fix a stubborn objective of topping the class but find ways of creating something of value.

3. Whatever you learn will be of use

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss

There’s nothing you can learn only to regret at a later stage about its futility. Watch this TED talk which illuminates how you can be good at many things, and, therefore, learning unrelated things can help you combine them into something of unique value for the world.


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