I chose the video below because they are singing the message of my words. Even though they are signing about their country Vietnam it can be related to any country, to any man, woman or child: The Learning Song by Doan Trang; The Apollo Team.
The philosophy of lifelong learning is a, “cradle to grave” progression of human potential through a constantly supportive process, which encourages and inspires individual’s to obtain all the comprehension, morals, abilities and understanding they will need throughout their lifetime. This knowledge helps people to relate within themselves self confidence, motivation and satisfaction in all roles, experiences and environments. It is the ongoing development of maintaining the mind in active pursuit of new experiences and knowledge. This philosophy portrays a never ending journey. As each high point is passed on the highway to knowledge, another objective comes into view on the horizon. Life is a continuous learning cycle. There is no comparison to the amount of knowledge we take in through formal education, compared to our informal knowledge.
It is the attitude that it is never too early or too late to incorporate new knowledge into your life. This belief describes the opportunities for intellectual development, cultural stimulation and personal growth, which can open the door to a world of information. My personal viewpoint is based on individual’s in society becoming better rounded citizens by furnishing them with learning opportunities at any age whether it is instilled in the home, through formal education, work or in religious environments. Formal and informal lifelong learning experiences can enlighten each other through the implementation of constructive approaches to learning. Learning is fundamental to growing…growing is fundamental to life. Lifelong learning throws the axiom “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” out the door.”
We commit to continue learning because “The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we’re ready for it” ~Arnold H. Glasow