The Practicality of Learning

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The Practicality of Learning

Show me a man who is able to quote page, chapter, and paragraph from a book, and I will tell you that he is a learned man in that he knows how to read and is capable of memorizing what he has read. However, my question to you is, “Does he truly understand what he has read?”

Show me a man who is able to take those things which he has read in a book and put his new-found knowledge to practical use, and I will tell you that he too is a learned man in that he is not only able to read, but he is capable of putting to practical use what he has learned from his reading.

Having book knowledge can be a wonderful asset, but what good is the knowledge that one obtains from reading a book if he is not able to apply it to his own life, or more importantly to be of some good in the lives of others? Learning without practicality can prove to be futile.