This is one of the tenets that I live by:
The more I learn, the more I learn, there is more to learn.
I have said this to people quite a bit recently. Therefore I thought I would elaborate upon it.
We start off life with very few thoughts on our mind, comparitively speaking. Mostly our body does our thinking for us. We feel hungry, we feel uncomfortable, we feel tired and so we express ourselves in the one way that we know how.
Later in life we learn that there is more food than the white stuff our mom gives us. We find out about cold cereal, polish dogs, prime rib, pizza, and tacos. Wow! Who knew that there was such a vast choice of palatable preferences for mealtime?
Still later in life we learn that the wonderful varieties of foods that we have come to enjoy often require some form of assembly and preparation. From there we begin to learn about cooking, shopping, using money to purchase food, learning that money does not grow on trees, getting a job to make more money, etc.
The universe is always expanding and never ending. So is, or should be, our learning. I say, should be, because often we get to a point where we actually decide we are done learning. In my own opinion, the moment we stop wanting to learn is the moment that we start getting old and dying.
From our infinitesimally limit perspective as little clods of dust on this very small planet, we know relatively little. In our blink of an eye short lives we hardly even scratch the surface of the immense quantities of information and knowledge that are available and waiting for us to learn.
One of my long term goals in life is to always keep my mind open to learning more and more. As I continue to learn, there is one thing that remains constant. That constant is that the more I learn, the wider my view of life, the universe, and everything expands.
An analogy of learning: Picture in your mind a normal sized drinking glass. Imagine that the glass has some small amount of water in it. The glass represents the amount of knowledge that you know there is to learn. The water represents the amount of knowledge that you already have. Now imagine that you have a pitcher of water and start to pour it into the glass. Imagine that as you pour more water into the glass, the glass continues to grow exponentially. The more water you put into the glass, the bigger it gets and you realize that in order to fill up the is nearly impossible.
There is so much to learn. It can be overwhelming. However, it can also be very exciting, if you cultivate a love of learning. It is my opinion that such a love of learning is the zest of life and the fountain of youth. Keep learning! It will keep you young.