Lifelong Learning is the ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. It not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability.
Lifelong Learning is lifelong, lifewide, voluntary, and self-motivated learning to learn, learning how to recognize learning strategies, and monitor and evaluate learning.
Would you rather have a conversation with someone who is well-read and keeps up with the latest happenings, or someone who has not learned anything in the last decade. Lifelong Learning are better at holding their own in conversations and have interesting things to say.
The more you learn, the more sides you will see of one and the same issue. Reading and holding conversations will educate you about other points of view. This may or may not change your mind, but it will help you to understand that there is more, much more than one side to every issue.
It is important to continue learning so you can keep up. If you do not, the World will pass you by. Once you begin a quest toward Lifelong Learning, you probably will not stop. The more you know, the more you will want to know.