Do authentic learners and children have a difference?
I think what makes children blessed is their “innocent curiosity”. In a way, children seeks answers not to verify preordained narratives, but to satisfy their natural desire to learn more about the world.
Sometimes, people who claim to be intelligent or learned give up innocence in exchange for mindless judgements and assumptions. In our bid to project that we seem to know more, we abandon humility. Worse, we embrace a BS way towards “learning”. It becomes an appearance or a status symbol rather a real devotion to insight and flourishing.
I do not think that authentic learners and children differ in terms of having that natural desire to know; an innocent or benevolent version of curiosity. Learners who “project” intelligence are those who are furthest from divine revelation, because with every twist of truths and baking a fluff of half-truths, we feed our ego but starve our soul.
Matthew 11:25-27. “… hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children.”
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 194: JULY 13, 2022]