Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Joy 58/82: Learning

What a time this is to be alive.  Almost every day I wonder about something and make a quick trip to google or wikipedia and discover something I didn't know.  Or I come across an interesting person and find that there is a video of them on Ted Talks or YouTube.  We live in a universe of information and, admittedly, a great deal of misinformation.  But, what a joyous time it is to be a life-long learner.  Here are some of my favorite quotes on learning:

"Still I am learning." -- Michelangelo, on his death bed 
"As long as you live, keep learning how to live."   -- Seneca 
"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."  -- Pablo Picasso 
"Everyone is the architect of their own learning."  -- Appius Claudius, 4th century BC 
"In times of change, the learners will inherit the Earth while the knowers will find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."  -- Eric Hoffer 
"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 
"Learning is perhaps the only pleasure that might replace increasing consumption as our chosen mode of enriching experience.  Soomeday, the joy of recognizing a pattern in a leaf or the geological strata in a cliff face might replace the satisfactions of new carpeting or more horsepower in an engine, and the chance to learn in the workplace might seem more valuable than increased purchasing power or a move up the organizational chart."    -- Mary C. Bateson, from Peripheral Vision


  1. How fascinating! My blog title this morning is Time is Running -- and your first line talks about the times.

    Love the quotes!

  2. Wonderful quotes, Joyceann. I join you in sharing the joy of learning. I love finding out new things.