In introduction, he states that. Life is for learning. We will continuously learning many new things in this life. A learner is an earner, as a learner we must be humble; to admit we do not know it all and we do not have it all.
Here are the motto of Learner.
1. He who knows Not, and knows he knows Not, is a child. Feed him.
2. He who knows Not, and knows Not he knows Not, is a fool. Avoid him.
3. He who knows, and knows Not that he knows, is asleep. Awaken him.
4. He who knows, and knows that he knows, is a wise man. Follow him.
I don’t get it first but might not get it too till now, a little understanding I hope to capture the meaning of it. I try to explain from my own perspectives, my own understanding.
As simple as you know you know a little but have desire and curiosity to learn
You may not know about something but you have desire to keep find out about it, learn about it, be humble, willing to learn, open your heart & mind to understand it. It’s like a seed know it is a seed, need water to grow to become something better. (feed him)
As simple as you lack something but never know you have to improve it.
The worst that possibly happens is that, you act smart but does not know about it, not understand, can not see the big picture of it but stubbornly stand by it without giving a chance to your self to learn, to open up to other people to poke you or correct you. It’s like a rotten apple, never know its going to be wasted, will be thrown soon. (avoid him).
As simple as you do not know unreleased potentials you have inside.
When you know something better, but never realize it. There are lots of potential in it. You are suppose to be a better person, can achieve and do many things. Believe in your self, God created you with lots of gift bury inside you. You just need to unlock it, and all of that just burst out. Believe and have faith. It’s like a rose, only realise the thorns around it, but doesn’t know how beautiful is its self. (awake him)
As simple as you already know many things but still willing to learn.
When you understand more, read many books that inspired you, improves you, grows you in many aspect in your life, spiritually or knowledge based and you do listen, humble still, think (even deeply) before you speak, it brings the charisma of how big is your self, and how you are so deeply understand the situation. People admire you. It’s like a eagle, knows its capable of and shows its claws. (follow him)
a Seed, an Apple, a Rose, an Eagle?
Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often by Apelles Poh.