Monday, October 29, 2007

The Adventure of Learning

Learning is a lifelong process. The moment we stop being open to and embracing learning we stagnate and soon become obsolete in today's rapid pace of change.

Some people reach a certain stage and stop. They may be smart people but they are not wise. They assume that they have enough knowledge and expertise to last for their lifetime. A mistake and a very narrow viewpoint of what learning is.

It is not a penalty we pay by getting through school but a gift we can partake of to enrich all aspects of our lives. Learning is about discovering ourselves by exploring our interests. Learning is about expanding our horizons and finding new ways to express all that we can be. Learning is discovering just how fascinating other people are and gives a richness to relationships that is there for us to learn.

Learning never stops and then maybe we can learn to be wise. Who knows what the limits are. Are we up for the adventure of learning?

Your thoughts?


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4 conversations:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I have always believed that when you quit learning you are in trouble. I agree with your post. I have pushed education to many. Some listened and achieved and some didn't and are still where they were.

Learning is essential no matter what stage we are in our lives. The world changes and we need to be able to articulate that. Very well done Peter and I agree 100%. Have a great evening. :)

Peter Haslam said...

Thanks Sandee for adding to the conversation :)

Princess Haiku said...

I find that sometimes it's necessary to relearn the experience that we already know from a different perspective.

Peter Haslam said...

Yes very true princess haiku I find the same thing that is why I am no longer certain of a lot of things :)