Sometimes Learning is Painful, A Quote from da Vinci

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci

It’s true. Just like an hour of play, learning doesn’t wear us down.

It invigorates, it energizes, and it enthralls us.

Except for when it doesn’t.

Remember that time when you went too fast on your bike and learned a lesson about inertia?

That wasn’t energizing.

Remember that time when you touched the electric stovetop while the soup was cooking just because the burner was glowing red? (true story from the 9 year-old me)

That wasn’t invigorating.

No, sometimes learning is painful. Sometimes it’s irritating. Sometimes the experience is not joyful, but the learning – the wisdom – that results is empowering.

Sometimes learning is exhausting.

But usually it’s not.

Thanks for the quote da Vinci.