Love is one of those words that seems taboo to talk about in almost every situation. Regardless if we discuss it or not, it’s still there. Which got me thinking: What is a possible connection between Love and Learning?
Well to start; we know from Greek and Latin languages that there are multiple meanings of love such as Eros, Agape, Philia, and Stroge. They allude to the different emotions expressed. For example, Agape is a deeper sense of true love; Eros is a passionate, romantic love; Philia is a virtuous friendship and family love; and, lastly Storge is the kind of affection we see in love expressed between a parent and child. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_words_for_love
We could (but I won’t) describe the types of learning too. But, I would rather focus on the aspect many believe is the first form of learning . That is learning from play. Play is the kind of learning we see in children and we are beginning to realize that play is important as we learn in our adult lives.
So, going back to the question of what is a connection between love and learning. The aspect of Play provides an answer. The connection I see, is FUN! That is, we learn and love because it is fun, not boring. I think when someone loves or learns, he or she actually feels excited about it! So much so, just the thought makes you feel like a ‘kid again.’ We should always want to experience that kind of joy in whatever we do. So: Enjoy the pursuit, Find what’s Fun, and Learn to Love…