For learning people should always be ready to learn irrespective of his age. People who are ready to learn and leave egos aside become great people. For getting some knowledge there is nothing wrong if you need to ask to tell someone younger than you. Humility is a great quality that helps to learn from people of different age group. You ask them something, they will be ready to help you with what is best for you.
We should be a friend of books, articles and writings of great people who dedicated their lives to certain cause to serve humanity. They should be taken as torchbearers for us.
That's true we learn even from the animals. Even we learn from own mistakes but there are people in the society who don't learn from their mistakes and repeat them in the future too such people always fail in their work.
" The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
– Mark Twain
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.
There is no relation between age and learning. An aged man can also learn from a infant also. Only requirement is that the person should have the desire to learn.
As a matter of fact these days many elders may not have knowledge about various technological developments. If they ask the young people in the house they will get a veryood knowledge from them.