Ignorance is blindness!
Blindness is a lack of clarity; there is some light in the dark, but it is not the light that leads to goodness. Learning is to be led out of such darkness.
When we learn, we are exposed to our ignorance and our disconnection from truth and life. It is such an awkward experience, but a needed antidote. Such awareness renders one’s wisdom powerless and useless. The revelation of one’s nakedness, and recognition of being clothed in ignorance bruises pride and crushes the will. This awkward moment is needed for learning to occur.
Learning introduces instructions that demand the modification of beliefs in order to act correctly. Since beliefs are the foundation for life, the need for such modification causes internal conflicts. To learn is to acquire the necessary skill sets in order to win such conflicts and break free from the shackles of ignorance.
Ignorance creates fear and doubt. Wherever fear and doubts reign, lies dwell. Where falsehoods (ignorance) persist, evil lurks. Enslaved by fear, humans think one thing but act differently. Fear clouds the mind; introduces doubts, and confuses the will. To learn is to remove such doubts and fears in order to free the will. Learning makes the mind whole so that it can effectively and freely interact with and respond favorably to life circumstances.
Learning without reflective experience is of no use. It is the useful application of thought that leads to transformative learning. To learn, and not reflect through experience creates a false disposition of identity. It is the use of knowledge that establishes war against ignorance. Learning must move the seeker from a less human experience to a superior one. The new experience must be accompanied by a deeper understanding of life.
Reflective thinking without an experiential acquisition of knowledge is dangerous; it is lethal because it is in the clouding of judgment by falsehoods and fleeting conclusions that darkness thrives. If reflective thoughts do not question the desires and means of action for the purpose of modifying them, learning gets aborted. To learn, behavior ought to be modified through the effective and efficient use of knowledge. If it has not challenged and changed the way you do things and respond to life, you have not learned it yet.
The end of learning is one: to modify behavior through internal conflicts.