Lifelong Learning is process of continuous learning to gain new knowledge. The basic principle for lifelong learning is the love of reading. A recent interview with former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad which was published in this article Kampung Boy No More, it is interesting to know that reading is still the most valuable tools of learning as compared to watching Educational TV programme.
We learn more by reading since the information stays longer in our mind. We also learn the language i.e. the way the book is written.
As opposed to watching TV, we learn how to communicate by reading books, i.e. we learn how to convey our thinking to another person.
According to him, reading also improves our perception of things and trains us to analyse and understand complex matters. The more we read, the more we acquire the experience of others.
Love to read is a must in order for oneself to appreciate Lifelong Learning. Once we started to read we cannot stop reading.