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In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
-- Henry Ward Beecher
 

 

Tuesday, October 12, 1999

Learning more

The things you already know can be a great foundation for learning even more. Unfortunately, they can also be a stubborn obstacle. Often the more you know, the less you feel you need to learn. But that kind of thinking is based on the entirely false assumption that there is some kind of limit to learning.

In truth, learning has no limits. The world is changing at an astounding pace. Even in a specialized area of knowledge, there is new information every day.

The knowledge you already have can help you immensely in learning and understanding new things. In fact, the value of what you know is, in large part, based on your willingness to use it as a basis for learning more.

Never stop learning. Challenge and supplant your knowledge every day to keep it vital and dynamic.

— Ralph Marston

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