The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take that away from you. (B. B. King, late American musician)

Whether it’s by rote memorization, word association, or oral transmission—the beautiful thing about learning, as King reminds us, is that if it’s really been learned well, you’ll have that knowledge as long as you live. People may try to dissuade or correct you, but that only increases its value and permanence.

Jesus: “To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given, and they will have an abundance of knowledge.” (Matthew 13:12)