If Life is a lesson, then learning never ceases! Our quest for learning should never ever end. Life is the biggest gift God has given us. And learning is such an integral part of it, at every step of our lives.
The beauty about this quest for learning about life is that it never ends as long as we breathe. Who can forget Albert Einstein´s iconic words – “The more I learn, the more I realise how much I don’t know.”
For me, learning is the true essence of living. The day we stop learning is the day we cease to live. That is when we start questioning the purpose of our lives and wonder why we are here in the first place. There is so much to learn around us.
There is absolutely no dearth in our possibilities of learning. And no! I don’t mean formal education alone. That is great but learning lifelong is a different ball game altogether. This lifelong learning has no strings attached to it. Unlike formal education, learning lifelong is undertaken for the pure joy of living and loving Life in itself. Learning life is akin to unconditional love for Life.
Pablo Picasso, the ingenious artist once remarked, “ I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
It takes a different kind of a man or woman to attempt something that they don’t have a clue about. It is heroic and adventurous to embark on an unknown territory in order to learn all about it. It is like walking on an unknown path to reach home. You learn a new route. Even if you fail, you learn that is not the path that leads to your home. Essentially, you learn either ways – whether you succeed or fail. In fact, quite often Failure leads to Success.
The quest for learning is fun and adventurous just like Life itself. As long as we are here, we might as well learn something new and have some fun in life.