When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new.
This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In learning, we are renewing our interest in the subject by adding something new to explore everyday.
If you stay where you are, you will get tire of what you already know.
Only when you climb one level up, you are able to seek a better view. No primary school pupil likes to repeat primary one every year! You will like to be promoted to primary two and three etc.
Learning is hard, yet no learning is dull!
Repeating something you already learnt is easy, yet it is not meaningful for you and that may drive you and lock you in a "restless" mode.
Without external force, the natural craving in you may spurs you to explor and climb new height, and learn someting new in order to have the mountain view of the knowledge world.
The education system just design the path for your to walk through systematically. If you have your own way to seek the mountain view, you need not follow the present system or path in your country or society.
If you have a choice, would you like to be in secondary school after your PSLE, or repeating primary six years after years?
Mia Hamm said "Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed."
When you are tired of the known facts and knowledge, will you seek and explore for new information and understanding?
It is up to you, anyway!
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