I use to see her every morning at 6:30am from my balcony doing yoga with her husband and reading books for him in the park. One fine morning I introduce myself and my husband to her. She had one in a million smile to win the hearts of many. A versatile personality in her eighties, wife of retired Squarden leader from Air Force.
Then for a while I got busy with my work and we relocated at a different place. Where l could not hear any thing from her for almost 2 years.
This holi in 2016 I met her again in some common friends gathering, I asked her, where is uncle….she told me he passed away last year…I felt sad to know that.!!! I took a long pause and kept quiet for a while.. then I asked her how does she pass her time now…and the reply was really inspiring which shook me from toe to head, she said that she has enrolled for two diploma courses and taking care of uncle’s books that he had written and the paper work left behind, I was impressed! I didn’t had words to express my feeling about the courageous emotion that she just displayed through her glittering eye. A real inspiration for youngsters to follow. She proved that age is no bar at all if one wants to learn at any point of time! All you need is some inspiration, and even I believe this strongly !!!
Learning is a continuous process and the true learner always looks avenues to learn from anybody and everybody. There is no bar on learners age or the age of the teacher. People learn from their success, achievements and failure. Learning is possible at every stage of life.
A young child can teach you something which you may have not learnt till now. Similarly, every old and poor man can teach you something very new and important.
No matter what your age is you can always start learning something.
Nowadays we have access to so much information through our computers, internets, websites that it is really easy to learn new stuff. So it’s good to keep learning lifelong.
Lifelong learning is about creating and maintaining positive attitude to learn both for personal and professional development. Lifelong learning can enhance our understanding of the world around us. It also help us to improve quality of our life.
There are many benefits of lifelong learning like it keep us involved as active contributor to society. Lifelong learning help us to adapt change, it increase our wisdom. It create a curious mind and leads to enriching and self fulfilment. It help us to make world better place.
And last but not the least it gives us courage to LIVE & Let Live !!!
No one enjoy loneliness. And through lifelong learning older people make new friends and establish valuable relationship. Keeping your mind open and inviting new and innovative ideas to flow in is the best medicine for long life.
So, I feel one should keep on adding to their knowledge for betterment of society and for self growth & development 🙂