Learning is something which can bring you anything and everything in life, it can bring you success, money, fame, knowledge, skills; anything you can think of.
In my opinion, learning is an art as well as science. Art means the creativity side of it, while science means the logic (facts) side of it.
Learning as Science:
Learning process can be defined, planned and achieved using certain pre-defined or new rules; however rules do exist. The process can be broken into algorithmic steps; you can practice the process and hence achieve perfection. The same defined process could then be used by someone else.
Learning as Art:
During the process of learning, you are continuously adding new gems of knowledge and completely new facts to your already existing pool of knowledge.Two people learn the same things differently; reason being their creativity, their own style of using senses. They devise completely different, sometimes little different ways of learning the same thing, compared to others, learning the same thing. Everybody has their own bent of mind, areas of interest, areas of skills, level of intellect, hence results are different.
Keep learning, learning and learning; one point to keep in mind, learning being a powerful word, might leave you in confusion and hence directionless. Learning can become a colossal skill and asset, if it is in line with your interest, profession, curiosity, intellect level, perception or any of these areas.
Learn from life, learn from people around, learn from trees, learn from birds, animals and learn from sky, rivers everywhere; there are hidden pearls and diamonds all around.
Begin with learning in small steps and keep advancing with bigger steps and finally learn as a whole. Keep practising throughout and finally apply your own creativity, your own style. Once the learning is achieved or completed, continue practising in periodical routines, because iron gets rusted, if not used, similar are skills. Always keep sharpening and wiping off the dust from your saw.
Ø I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. – Dudley Field Malone
Ø Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon. – Alexander Pope
Ø The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. – Alvin Toffler
Ø Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.– Gandhi
Ø I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think – Socrates
Ø I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. – Albert Einstein
Ø What I hear, I forget.
What I see, I remember.
What I do, I understand. – Kung Fu Tzu (Confucius)
Ø I think, therefore I am (Cogito, ergo sum.) – Descartes
Ø Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it. – Theodore Roosevelt
Ø “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”– Louisa May Alcott