There are so many things to be learned in life that learning should never end. No matter how old you've gotten physically- there's so much to learn and keep learning. A few days ago while giving a class I was trying to explain to some of my older students (I've been teaching them for several years now) that through the years that they are trained, much more is expected from them. They shouldn't expect to be treated as the same pre-teen that they were several years ago.
Like I said before, I only became a better student when I became a teacher. Now I regret taking so lightly so many opportunities I had in learning. I hardly remember anything now- and it's all because I was not appreciating what I had. It was because of my stupidity and silliness thinking that I was already good, I didn't have to pay extra careful attention to what was being taught. And so now, one of the things I'm thankful for is learning the value of time and opportunities. Now I can only just feel sorry for the things I've missed out on, done, said, etc in the past and look forward, remembering always what I've learned.
Great news on the rescue of the Chilean Miners. I hope and pray that the whole rescue operation continues to move smoothly and that everyone will be rescued safely. It is refreshing to see how they value the lives of people.