Once while a religious person from India happened to be traveling to Japan by ship, he was astonished to see an old Japanese man who appeared to be over 90 years, reading a book all the time during the journey.
One day he asked the old man what he was reading.
He said, “My dear friend, I am learning Chinese. I always wanted to learn the language but somehow due to continuous work I could not fulfill my desire. Now, as I have plenty of time during this long journey, I am using this good opportunity to learn the Chinese language.
The Indian asked, “What do you hope to benefit by learning Chinese at this age?”
He replied, “I always wanted to learn something. You see the water in a river, it does not stagnate in a place but it keeps moving on, going to new places to get new experiences. Similarly, I will learn until the last day of my life on earth.”
We should try to learn something new every day. There should not be any end to our learning. The interest and the passion to learn should never cease. It will make our life interesting and much more meaningful.
I am learning everyday, how about you?