1. SubscriberFMF
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    Albert Einstein: "Once you stop learning, you start dying".

    Do people agree with Einstein on this?
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    Yes.

    Because I also find that not only must we learn, but we must relearn, and in the process of relearning we tend to also discover interpretations and concepts that we did not master the first time through, right.
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    @philokalia said
    Yes.

    Because I also find that not only must we learn, but we must relearn, and in the process of relearning we tend to also discover interpretations and concepts that we did not master the first time through, right.
    Do you believe learning and relearning are ~ ultimately ~ meaningless, though?
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    @fmf said
    Albert Einstein: "Once you stop learning, you start dying".

    Do people agree with Einstein on this?
    I would not disagree with perhaps the smartest man who ever lived
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    @fmf said
    Do you believe learning and relearning are ~ ultimately ~ meaningless, though?
    No.

    Do you?
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    @philokalia said
    No.

    Do you?
    No, me neither.
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    @fmf said
    Albert Einstein: "Once you stop learning, you start dying".

    Do people agree with Einstein on this?
    You start dying and learning the moment you are born.
    Best to keep both going for as long as possible.
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    @fmf said
    Albert Einstein: "Once you stop learning, you start dying".

    Do people agree with Einstein on this?
    I think it's true.

    Wolfgang' comment makes sense too.
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    @secondson said
    I think it's true.
    Do you think once a theist stops learning about their theology, they start dying?
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    @fmf said
    Do you think once a theist stops learning about their theology, they start dying?
    Are you changing the topic of discussion?
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    @secondson said
    Are you changing the topic of discussion?
    No. The topic is learning and dying. See the OP.
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    @fmf said
    No. The topic is learning and dying. See the OP.
    My bad. I guess I thought the topic of the OP was about what Einstein said about learning and dying and whether we agreed with it or not.
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    @fmf said
    Do you think once a theist stops learning about their theology, they start dying?
    Do you think that once an atheist stops learning about what it means to be an atheist, they start dying?
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    @secondson said
    My bad. I guess I thought the topic of the OP was about what Einstein said about learning and dying and whether we agreed with it or not.
    It is about that.
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    @secondson said
    Do you think that once an atheist stops learning about what it means to be an atheist, they start dying?
    With theology - with the Bible, for instance -- there is always some deeper analysis or angle on the text, cross references etc. -that one can learn about - as sonship demonstrates here week in week out.

    Atheism, though - for me, for example, being someone who simply lacks theist belief - it is not something I study or seek to learn about, nor is there any scripture or body of literature that one has to "learn".

    However, I do believe that learning and teaching, along with loving and being loved, are an integral part of the meaning of life, so while I wouldn't see myself as "dying", per se, if I had a year or two when I wasn't doing all that much "learning", I think the saying in the OP has a good measure of truth to it.
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