The Magic of Learning

Life is a perennial journey of self-discovery.

In our younger years, we see learning as a chore. It is only when learning is no longer mandatory that we come to appreciate its inherent beauty. We begin to love learning for its intrinsic value. Not for a better grade or to impress somebody else.

Learning emerges as a majestic byproduct of curiosity and humility.

Doubt before truth. Questions come before answers. Answers can enter our minds when questions make space for the journey of exploration.

The roots of discovery are core to the human condition. To be human is to question assumptions. It inspires man to set foot on the moon only half a century after air flight was called impossible.

The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions. The acknowledgement of one’s own limitations requires a commitment to courage and a personal confession of shortcomings. As humans, we push past these once concrete barriers. Our stories unfold as we seek growth and inspiration, finding meaning in the never-ending pursuit of knowledge.

We make our world significant by the pursuit of our questions and the depth of our answers. The path of discovery is always unfolding. It flows unpredictably like raindrops trickling down a window pane, flowing randomly by gravity and the osmosis of assimilation.

Our undirected quest to explore the universe, invent technology, and ask deep philosophical questions binds humanity. Discovery creates unity — for all people are innately endowed with the genes for persevering beyond obstacles, driven by a passionate goal. We are seekers on an infinite, iterative journey.

As we acquire wisdom, we discover that learning itself is counterintuitive. The more we know, the more we realize that we do not know.

Knowledge humbles us. It transforms us as we zig and zag towards the light of our distant north star.

To grow our mind is to be human. Our intellectual endeavors bind us as a species and endow our lives with eternal purpose. Learning is the evolving magic that fulfills us.

“The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes