I love learning.
Yesterday I got to thinking about that. Why do I love learning? After all, when I die what benefit will all that learning have done for me?
That line of thinking put a damper on my love for learning. A temporary damper, however, since I woke up this morning again eager to learn new things.
Nonetheless, the question remained at the back of my head all day long.
Just now, as I a was reading a marvelous book, I realized the answer. I love learning, not for any particular benefit it might bring me, not because it might advance my career, I love learning because I love the beauty that I uncover while learning. It is this beauty which motivates me, it drives me to want to learn more and more.
I feel confident that a life filled with uncovering beauty is a life well-lived.