Benefits of learning

The benefits of learning


Learning helps us reach our full potential. It has the power to transform us. As humans, we are adapted to learn and have the opportunity to continue learning throughout our lives.

Engaging in lifelong learning can:

  • result in a rich and full life
  • help us make new friends and establish valuable relationships
  • keep us involved as active contributors to society
  • help us find meaning in our lives
  • help us adapt to change
  • make the world a better place
  • increase our wisdom
  • help us understand ourselves better
  • help us develop our natural abilities.

(Adapted from: Laal & Salamati 2011, Lifelong learning: Why do we need it?)