Reproofs of instruction are the way of life (Proverbs 6:23)
To learn, you must love discipline;
it is stupid to hate correction. (Proverbs 12:1 NLT)
I went to graduate school in my 40’s, went back to school in my 60’s to learn about personal training, I read 24 books every year, and I follow dozens of blogs so I am a lifelong learner. Case closed. Right? Well, that’s partially true. However, there are other aspects of lifelong learning which are a bit harder to deal with for an old guy.
Like when your five-year-old granddaughter corrects you for getting impatient with your wife. “Is that the fruit of the spirit grandpa?” Or how about when you start a new job in a new field and you make every mistake possible in front of your manager? How do you handle this? This is all part of being a lifelong learner.
According to the Regent Group, “Continual learning and increased knowledge will promote personal growth, allow you to connect with a broader range of people and keep your mind active, which can have many health benefits including reducing the chance of getting Alzheimer’s.”
This is good, so bring on the books, bring on the classes, bring on the blogs, and yes, bring on the correction too.