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“Learning never ends” yet learning is an individual choice. Thousands of lessons might be given and even forced but the decision to take, keep and apply the lesson is up to the individual. Given how habitual and unnoticeably monotonous life gets, the art of learning of all things must be a daily and conscious decision.

It can be an uphill task to cultivate a continuous learning habit, to be able to identify and pick lessons from every life situation. Yet it is a little price to pay for the benefits that come with living life that way. Here are some reasons why you should keep learning:

  1. 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘆: This is defined as the condition or quality of being true, correct or exact or as Wikipedia puts it; how close a given set of measurements are to their true value. There is a certain beauty in accuracy and the ability to do things accurately automatically sets you apart. It is no easy feat to achieve accuracy, but it is not impossible as well. One sure way is to keep consciously learning, the more we know, the more mastery we gain and the more mastery we gain, the more accurate we become. Everyone always chooses the best, so be the best.

2. 𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲: This might not sound like a big deal until you become aware of the shackles that hold you back when you always have to rely on someone else. I’m not saying that relying on others is bad, in excess amounts it is not just bad but unhealthy. When you can get things done yourself anytime and anywhere your life gains a certain level of freedom. Continuous learning equips you with this. You run life on your own terms because you possess the knowledge to navigate it and when need for an extra hand arises, it’ll be the icing on your cake.

3. 𝗟𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲: Continuous learning places the learner on a pedestal that ordinary people have no access to. It’s like having an advanced microscopic view of things. Everything becomes clearer and easier. We gain the ability to optimize and maximize every opportunity Life presents and what better way to live life than this? Money is powerful, influence is powerful, but you see information/knowledge it is where the real power lies.

4. 𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲: There’s a quote that says, “when you stop learning, you start dying” and nothing truer could ever be said. In an ever-evolving society like ours, we must strive to keep up with the times, adapting to change as they come and staying relevant. Relevance and continuous learning cannot be separated because while knowledge is timeless, applying it requires understanding of the times.

5. 𝗢𝘂𝘁𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴: Standing apart is survival of the fittest, only the strongest and the best survive and thrive. Nobody knows who the second best is, nobody cares about the average student or their struggles. Might seem harsh but that’s our society and to keep your head above the water you must keep swimming and swimming well. Continuous learning does just that for us.

The list is long, but I hope we get the memo and keep alive the learning culture.

-Wandji Winifred



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