Food for Thought: Pursue Knowledge for the Right Reasons

A few months ago, I found myself trying to answer an interesting question–what was my main motivation for learning? The question was posed to me while I was reading a short passage written by a philosopher who lived centuries ago. This question forced me to self reflect. Is my motivation to learn in order to grow, help others, and contribute to making the world a better place? Or is it to simply learn as much as I could to show off my knowledge and prove just how smart I am?

There is a certain responsibility that comes with the pursuit of knowledge. Think about it, do we simply learn just to learn or do we wish to help our friends, loved ones, and those around us live a better life? At the end of the day, it is up to us to decide.

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