(Proverbs 21:11 KJV) When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
How much does a good education cost? That depends on what you are measuring in learning and payment. In reality you get what you pay for in time and effort. Some people are blessed with the ability to learn from observing others. Some can read a book and get the point. I tend to be someone who often needs to be knocked on the head in order for the point to be made.
I am not sure I would really be happy with the short method of learning. I read in fiction about sleep learning or downloading knowledge. It sounds so good. Wouldn’t it be great to learn fencing by attaching some electrodes and after a short period of time know all the moves. The problem is that certain things need the discipline of practice so that the responses come without thinking.
So? Rejoice. We can all learn. Morn. It will never come automatically.