In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
It’s raining today. A sad, gray day where the rain comes and goes as it pleases. When I was a young girl, I thought rain brought us many good blessings. I also thought it was a good way to wash away one’s tears.
At one point, I came to believe that the rain brought us wisdom. For surely, each drop had a story to transmit from the sky down to earth. I still believe that. The problem is that I am not to sure who is listening. We shield ourselves from the rain – many netflix and chill lying under cover layers- instead of running out into it and getting soaked. We can dance, sing, or kiss in the rain. We can also jump in puddles. I still love doing that. However, I find very few people who would join me in such an endeavor.
But back to wisdom and learning. The rain today reminded me of Eric Hoffer’s quote differentiating between learners and learned. Those who are open and those who are closed off. Wisdom comes at you from all sides and angles. You should let your body, brain and spirit soak up that rain and wisdom. These days there is such tightness around us. We are bubbled up within saran wrap protecting us from drops of wisdom.