When my dog sees something new in the yard he approaches with great caution. He learned somewhere not to just rush at something with abandon. Learning is the upgrade of your conscious mind so that it may comprehend new ideas and truths. As you learn you cast off misguided ideas you had before you learned better. For example superstition is replaced with understanding. This is a key aspect to learning. Only through learning can people progress. This is why Muslims don't want their women to learn. They will realize how mistreated they are and how their men are filthy savages who cannot control themselves around the fairer sex.