I thought I was done with learning. I'd never really enjoyed studying whilst in the education system. I'd coasted through on the minimum of effort, didn't try to learn any more than I needed to and got distracted by cars, girls, TV & computer games along the way.
But something has happened since then:
1. I now enjoy learning
2. I've learned to learn
3. I now learn so I can can tell others
Nobody told me how to learn, instead I had to work hard at it. This meant spending a lot of time reading, re-reading and focusing on truly understanding a subject.. enough to be confident that I could put it into my own words for others to comprehend it too. However, it has now got to the point that when I'm half-way through browsing through an article or online blog posting I suddenly think "oh, that makes sense... I need to blog about that".
Perhaps now I understand the Oscar Wilde phrase:
"It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it"