"Excellence in thinking and actions"
Why we learn?
I have often wondered
what makes us learn ?
Why we go to school and universities,
read books, surf net for knowledge ?
So, why we learn ?
I have three thoughts to answer this question.
First we learn to live.
Second we learn to think.
And third, we learn to learn.
Let me elaborate.
We learn to live ?
As many times since education is for making a person
as a good human being and enlightened citizen,
then livelihood and ultimately for career growth.
Whether you become an officer, a teacher,
businessmen or businesswomen, a soldier,
an engineer or doctor or scientists,
or any profession you cherish to become,
the fundamental need is
education, education and right type of education.
We learn to think ?
When we use our knowledge
which will give us new thoughts.
Scientists learn science to give them
the ability to think differently and
evolve new concepts.
The great examples of learn to think
in our country Sir CV Raman and
in USA - Albert Einstein.
Finally, We learn to learn.
This is where passion
is fueled by knowledge.
It is when,
an individual immerses
himself or herself in all possible means
to gain knowledge and
reflect on it energized by the zeal of
knowing everything about a particular field.
Such a person is undeterred by
fears of failure and rejection.
For instance, Ramanujam, the great mathematician
continued his learning of mathematics with full passion and
he was not even affected by the fact that
he did not do so well in all other subjects.
Einstein was immersed in his relativity theory and
mass-energy equation as he was learning to learn? and
no worldly criticism and ridicule
could make him change his path.
Hence, every one of the students should
imbibe the thought that
"learn to live ?
learn to think ? and
learn to learn".
--- Dr. APJ Abdulkalam ---