In this article, I define learning as a permanent change in cognition and or behavior. In other words, true learning involves a permanent change in how you see and act in the world. The accumulation of information isn’t learning.
To quote my favorite poem by Douglas Malloch, “Good timber does not grow with ease: The stronger wind, the stronger trees; The further sky, the greater length; The more the storm, the more the strength. By sun and cold, by rain and snow, In trees and men good timbers grow.”