For many this may be a simple question to answer. Whereas, others may struggle to think of a single upside to learning. However you view any subject is tied into the initial exposure and any significant recollections surrounding it. If you associate learning with an instructor who was enraged by your lack of understanding, you may be less receptive of instruction going forward. In hopes to spark a desire to learn in everyone, let's share how learning has opened up our world.
My college experience tainted my outlook on research as a whole. Somewhere along the way, I constructed an association between exploring new topics and relentless workloads. It took some time after graduation before I realized that learning is far too vital in life for me to avoid it. I began exploring topics I was personally vested in rather than assigned to. I learned that it was simply a matter of moving at my own pace and researching topics which genuinely intrigue me or serve a greater purpose.