When we read, we are brought into a wonderful tradition that involves both a cognitive and social transformation.
When we gain knowledge, we are brought into an understanding that is eye-opening and illuminating.
Both suggest a disposition to persevere with establishing the habits of mind that will open the individual to discovery.
There is something meditative in the ritual of reading and learning. One must become open to the act and open to the imagination that will serve to transform the way in which one sees the world.
Bit by bit the curious mind seethes with the urgency to accumulate the command for skills and the thirst for knowledge.