Learning Quote

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." Buddhist proverb

I often reflect on how and why meaningful change occurs in people and how they live their lives. Why do we change in some situations, and continually repeat a behaviour that doesn't seem to work in others? If real change requires learning, then how does the learning occur? What does it take for people to learn? As the quote above indicates, being in a stage of readiness is probably the most fundamental stimulus, be it an external force or internal aspiration.