30-Day Bloggers Group: November 13, 2013 Prompt: Lifelong Learning. Does learning ever stop? Is there a point at which humans can no longer learn something new, or is the capacity to learn infinite? What is something you learned today? How about yesterday?
I don’t believe that humans ever really stop learning. Our capacity for knowledge is so vast and there is so much to learn. Look at science, for example. Scientists are constantly discovering new species. No, I don’t believe that we ever stop learning. I haven’t learned anything new today, but it is still early. I do learn new things on a regular basis. I also unlearn much of what was taught to me in school when I was younger. So many things that are taught in elementary school are either not true at all or are only partial truths.
I do know people who have no desire to learn when they are out of school. Personally, I don’t understand that. I don’t understand how someone can never pick up a book to read it. And what is even more mind-boggling is that they are proud of that fact. I’m sorry, but ignorance is simply not an attractive quality to me.