How do you feel when you learn something new? What do you do next when you learn something new? Sometimes you probably don’t feel much of anything in particular when you learn something. You may not do anything. Learning is part of life. It is constantly occurring.
Most of the time learning something does have consequence be it physical or emotional. We usually use our new knowledge in some way. We may use it by doing something we have learned how to do. As the saying goes Practice Makes Perfect. We may use it by sharing our new knowledge with others. Many times we hear a story or fact we find interesting or compelling and we tell someone else.
Like the ripples in a pond, our learning spreads out. It changes or lessens the further it goes. Chances are if the ripples are caused by someone skipping stones there is multiple spots in the pond where ripples result. People use and pass on what they learn.
Learning inspires. Learning may inspire you to learn more about a topic. Chances are everyone has learned something in school that becomes part of their life outside of school. Not only do we read or use math in our daily lives, we use all kinds of facts and skills. You may become a chef because you became inspired in a home economics class. You may become a doctor because you became inspired in a science or physical education class. You may become an artist because you became inspired in an art class. You may become a musician because music class inspired you. You may become a politician because history or government inspired you. You may become an author because language arts or history inspired you.
Just as many things in school can inspire you, many people can inspire you. Maybe someone in your family taught you something. Maybe a friend, celebrity, or even a stranger taught you something or inspired you to learn something. Learning changes lives.
Cherish your knowledge.