The prophet Brigham young once stated “We are in the school of mortality and keep learning, and we do not expect to cease learning while we live on earth; and when we pass through the veil, we expect still to continue to learn and increase our fund of information. That may appear a strange idea to some; but it is for the plain and simple reason that we are not capacitated to receive all knowledge at once. We must therefore receive a little here and a little there” . The prophets love for the gospel I believe is what led him to an uneding love to learn! I believe he set the example for us all in our ventures to learn throughout our mortal lives.
It is why we are hereto learn all things. . “We might ask, when shall we cease to learn? I will give you my opinion about it: never, never” (JD 3:203).Over the course of my life my flame to learn has not always been there! As my life has gone on though and through experiences and understanding I have learned to love it. In doctrine and covenants 93: 36 it sates that “the glory of God is intelligence” Many of us are quick to think the intelligence is often times how smart people are. My I suggest that in scripture god intends it to mean the contrary.
David O MCkay taught that ” learning “for which the Church stands . . . is the application of knowledge to the development of a noble and Godlike character.
” God has put us in this probationary state so that we would have the means and the envirement for this exact purpose! Everything that we my learn here in mortality only contributes to gods divine purpose. This understanding has brought my new light into my life! We are here to grow and that first step in that process is learning! I have learned to love the process of learning. It is what I am passionate about.In the world we live today it the world is changing ever so fast. Invention, discoveries, everywhere we look we see the human race advancing in knowledge! That is why the things we are taught in school can easily become, through the world fast growth, out dated or obsolete.
That is why learning to love learning is now more then ever so important. The world will advance. People will develop. There won’t be some magical guide to guide us through these times.
We must learn to love learning and learn continually or we can be left behind.At BYU I believe it will be the best environment for me to learn for the next few years of my life! I will use this passion to make the most of my byu experience! I can see my passion to learn help me take advantage of every minute. I can see my self not just learning the things I want to major in and eventually pursue but learning as much as I can. Taking advantage of the whole byu experience……… elaborate mom