The illiterate of the future are not those who cannot read or write. They are those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. (Alvin Toffler, late futurist author)

Millions of illiterate people around the world no doubt long for the opportunity to learn how to read and write. Many organizations are working diligently to fulfill those longings. But Toffler has a different slant on literacy. Those who are unable to continue learning, in his view, are the really illiterate. He seems to be saying that the lack of effort to learn is the real tragedy.

Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. (Proverbs 1:5)