Never should our learning end. It should continue until our
last breath. It is a fascinating voyage undertaken by human
intellect. If it is impeded, our faculty of intellect starts
to stagnate and also gives us a signal that we are content on
ideas that may have become obsolete.
Here are some benefits of this trait:
Firstly, it makes us establish a strong connection with our
creator. For this we must develop a habit of continuously
consulting and reading divine scriptures. Every time we read
them we tend to get more invigorated in our relationship with
Him and many a time end up with more refined knowledge of His
attributes and practices. The more we reflect on them, the
deeper our relationship becomes with Him.
Secondly, we must realize that people do not always remain the
same. They change – both for the better and the worse. Life
long learning keeps us abreast with this change in people,
especially those in contact with us. If they have changed for
the better, we must update our opinion about them lest we
continue to harbour a previously held opinion about them. It
must now be revised.
Thirdly, this attitude keeps us connected with the
circumstances of the people around ourselves. If they are in
need in any way or facing any difficulty, we will have the
opportunity to address their problems and pitch in with our
share to help them. This learning does not in any way have a
link to prying and spying into the affairs of people. It
actually means to have a deep contact with them in a way that
lets us know if they are in any spot of bother.
Fourthly, life-long learning imbibes tolerance in us. When we
learn about how and why other people think, act and react the
way they do, we become more sympathetic and tolerant of them.
We come to know that every person has a view and if he thinks
differently from us, it is because of his peculiar approach to
knowledge and learning. This is very similar to ours. Do then
have we right to disregard others?
Fifthly, if we as life-long learners continue to learn from
our mistakes and put this experience to use it is one of the
greatest benefits we can reap from learning. Not only can this
improve us as human beings, we will also be in a position to
pass on this legacy to the next generation.