The acquisition of new skills, knowledge, or abilities. If you were just looking for a simple answer, there you go. Learning is just being able to do new things, having new knowledge, or being able to deal with a certain situation. One of the great things about your brain is that it can change and adapt and learn throughout life. Imagine your brain as being a whole host of connections, it doesn’t matter who you are, how smart you are, how old you are, and what qualifications you have, your brain can make connections that equal learning.
Did you know that education seems to equal happiness. The higher your levels of achievement the happier, or at least more satisfied with your life you are, you seem to be. An odd link that science hasn’t quite answered since money and higher earnings doesn’t seem to have as much influence on happiness.