Before a person opens a book, they should be prepared to die.
How can we grow unless we are willing to put to death our former assumptions in order to make room for new knowledge?
And how can we put to death our former assumptions without also losing those aspects of ourselves that are defined by those assumptions?
Education is evolution. And there can be no evolution without extinction.
The process of learning is the process of letting go and leaving behind.
Becoming more of who we are means becoming less of who we were.