Learning, unlearning and re-learningWe all know what is learning. Every one of us is learning from the day we are born. We generally believe that we will be learning and learning only. But there are occasions when we have to un-learn.
Not all would have undergone the unlearning task or experience. Unlearning is removing from our memory or accumulated knowledge something already learnt. Unlearning may also have to be followed by a new learning or re-learning. This is similar to erasing a particular record or file from a tape or disk or flash drive etc, then we record a new file.
As not all might have the unlearning experience and the need to unlearn I may narrate an example. of an Indian driver going to US and practicing driving. In India he has learned the Left Hand drive system. He cannot use that in US (or any other country) where it is Right hand drive. So he has to consciously unlearn his Indian driving and re learn the US driving. It may be very difficult and confusing in the initial stages. Unless the unlearning is complete the relearning will not be smooth. There can be confusion and lead to danger.
Do you have any such unlearning and relearning experience? How did you manage it?