The purpose of learning

In our last article we left you with a question. A question as important as humanity itself, the question of life the question of why. Why we are here and what is our purpose. Today we will dive deep down to that purpose, the purpose of humanity and the purpose of learning. According to Plato, “the meaning of life is in attaining the highest form of knowledge, which is the Idea (Form) of the Good, from which all good and just things derive utility and value.”

One point jumps forward from the above line is attaining the highest form of knowledge .. from which all good and just things derive utility and value, now this point is extremely important in anyone’s life because humanity these days is going through a very tough time and we have a moral responsibility to be good to people around us because that might give us the peace and reason that we are looking around in the world, it gives our being good; a value which can help us to be good again and it does makes us happy. All of this might sound so selfish but according to the great philosopher Immanuel Kant’s famous ultimate test for an ethical principle is his categorical imperative: “Act as if the maxim from which you act were to become through your will a universal law of nature.” He also notes that “there is one thing which we assume that all finite rational beings actually make their end, and . . . this object is happiness.”

If we all seek happiness and are successful, then we will all be happy. Is there any other end goal that seems more desirable? Certainly, it would not be that we all sacrifice our happiness for each other. If we all did, no one would be happy. Thus, happiness passes Kant’s categorical imperative ethical test.

But where does all this happiness and success comes from? This article itself helps you in explaining all that. If you go to the very first paragraph, we mention that attaining the highest form of knowledge is something which pushes you forward and gives you the virtues helping you to be selfish for your happiness and then Immanuel Kant’s categorical imperative ethical test helps you identify why that is good and the goodness bring you back again to the happiness so more or less being good, doing good and studying gives you the happiness you need in life and that is what the ultimate purpose of life or purpose of education boils down to.

In conclusion, the purpose of learning is nothing but being happy and that is a good, moral and virtuous way to live life. Do good, be good and make an impact.

This philosophy is what helps the people at Kognics to build products which helps you in being happy because software should help you in living a better life and should go into the background while you go out and make an impact. Software should be beautiful, relaxing and easy. Learning curve? Phase it out.

This does makes me want you to leave with a big question for you to ponder over. Where to go next or better how to decide what to do next?