May 10, 2013

Learning For Its Own Sake


A while back I posted an entry here titled Do It To Do It regarding Joe Robinson’s book Don’t Miss Your Life: Find More Joy and Fulfillment Now. I was recently re-reading the book and was struck by how often the author mentioned lifelong learning as an important component of a happy and fulfilled life. In fact, he contends its a necessity for optimal living.

Not only does the author suggest that lifelong learning is important to a happy life, but the learning itself must be the focus of your intention, not some external payoff. “The learning itself has to be the goal…” says Robinson. This is so important. We must enjoy learning for its own sake to fully enjoy the learning process.

Check out the post and let me know what you think.

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