A sage once said, “Education is what you have left over after you have forgotten everything you have learned in school.”
This is a powerful insight.
Education, or learning, is always renewable because learning should never end until life ends.
This mindset can be a significant approach to reducing stress by implementing the three practices.
To dig deeper, let’s compare learning with training.
Training is imitative; education is creative. The difference between a trained person and an educated person can be likened to the difference between a parrot and its owner.
Training teaches you to solve problems according to procedures others have tested and proved. Once you have learned the procedure, you keep repeating it for as long as it as the task is useful. When the task is no longer useful, the skill is no longer valuable.
In contrast, education or learning teaches you to develop your own procedures, solve your own problems, and move onto other challenges—as in stressful situations.
Just remember that training is a program that has a beginning and an end. Education is a process that has a beginning and no end.
Tip: Continue learning creative approaches to reduce stress.