Interest Is the Best Teacher


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Interest Is the Best Teacher
The great ideologist Confucius had a prominent saying: knowing a thing is not as good as liking it, while enjoying it ranks the best. The saying points out a truth that interest is the best teacher. A man who is fond of what he learns will more likely to have a higher achievement than those who aren’t.
Learning is a kind of hard work to a certain degree. It is a process of reading, deep thinking, repeated exercises and practices which need great perseverance and diligence to resist temptations and keep on. Interest can endow us with the power to go through the hard process and even transform it into a joy. Second, interest ensures a positive attitude during learning so that we can learn better. The Apple founder Steve Jobs said “stay hungry, stay foolish” as an advisement to the students at the end of his speech in Stanford University. The words mean a man should always keep unsatisfied and curious in study. Interest is the best way to keep us thirsty for knowledge and then we will make unceasing progress. What’s more, learning itself is not the ultimate goal but using is. With interest, we can devote ourselves to the career we enthusiastic about, to verify and develop what we learn through the practices.
Being lazy is always easier compared to learning. Interest is the mainspring that keeps us away from laziness and maintain moving forward.