The next rule in The Rules for being Human.
Rule No.5 Learning lessons does not end. There is no stage of life that does not contain some lessons. As long as we live there will be something more to learn.
Wow! This one I love! There is nothing better than a life long learner. Good teachers encourage students to see that learning does not stop when one exits school. Much of the job is to whet a student’s appetite for learning so that learning for one’s own development becomes the focus. In fact most of life’s learning takes place as we mature. I find it a great blessing that there are so many more lessons to learn. Sure beats being bored!
Our trials, our lessons, are for our refining so that the dross of our character is burnt off to reveal something that is precious. In church, we sing a song with lyrics, He’s still working on me, to teach me what I ought to be, and I understand this to be a life long process of developing a character that is wise, loving, humble, gracious and forgiving. For myself, I am trying to learn as many lessons as possible along the way because it seems to me that old age is a great test of character and if we have not learnt some important lessons in younger years, those lessons are thrust upon us when we perhaps have the least resources to accept them and very little time left to receive the blessings from learning them.
I hope you will embrace Rule no 5 and see it as a blessing.