As a child, I could'nt wait to grow up and get out of school Just to evade studying, that appeared rather cruel How foolish was I! I did'nt realize the learning that just happened by... Much of learning happens passively When we're just living life simultaneously Our senses cue in to situations and experiences They adapt very well even to subtle variances But, quite frankly, even conscious learning must never cease The brain is not a timeless showpiece There is always something more to learn If only you have the inclination and yearn Age is just a number; you actually get old when you stop learning An exhausted thirty year old or a young seventy year old looking forward to every morning Learning never exhausts the mind With life and goals, it gets you aligned Sometimes, life will keep repeating lessons until you thoroughly comprehend the module The roots of learning can be bitter, but the fruits swell with ripeness and are sweet The thing about experiential and consequential learning is that Learning thus occurred lasts in the head like some format Therefore, irrespective of what happens in life If you're positive and adapatble, goodness can blossom even from strife Difficult situations and horrible experiences may push you to the edge of a cliff You can either jump and end the misery or spring out wings and attempt your body weight to lift Honestly, you MAY never really learn to fly But if you jump off hopelessly, you are sure to die Every sitution is a learning opportunity If you extract the useless things and use them properly I relish accumulating rich experiences Researching about things that are within my scope of preferences Today, I am naturally attracted to things that are mentally stimulating I like being in the company of like-minded people that are motivating Learning, love, peace, and inner joy To me, these are precious, not random toys When I feel I've really absorbed something, and my mind's on fire That is so fulfilling, my deepest desire When we're too arrogant to accept a better suggestion And when we just accept defeat and stop asking questions When we become complacent, we begin to stagnate And if we wait a bit too long at that gate The present glory will fade away to a point You'll have only shenanigans, but the present will disappoint So, focus on being productive, not busy That is the way to carve your name in tomorrow's history Invest in knowledge; that gives the maximum percentile interest Even when you're struggling, and life seems like a test Make every experience, good or bad, count That is more valuable than money in an account A foolish person can gradually or immediely empty all his coffers A wise person may lose it all several times, and still refill with better offers I sincerely enjoy listening to intelligent people speak I'm not referring to only the nerds and geeks There are varied forms of intelligence and I admire them all Whatever interests and inspires me, I'm happy to sit in that rainfall Listening to an IT professional about technology An illiterate street vendor about observation and customer profiling philosophy A housewife about maintaining and balancing a home charmingly About attracting peace at home, these will get my ears all perky I simply enjoy listening to a witty eloquent speaker I'd be enchanted if a CA or banker speaks numbers But, please stick to your specific area of expertise If you are clueless about makeup, refrain from advising, please Live peacefully, siphoning joy from every bit ...as if you are to die tomorrow But, don't stop accumulating experiences; learn as if you are going to live forever Don't mind burning If at the end of the tunnel shines the light of learning
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