Love of learning is a disposition to seek out new experiences and novel opportunities for learning. Love of learning can rescue a person from feelings of boredom and repetition. The most common example of someone that loves learning is a child. For the child, everything is fresh, new, and interesting. This is why it is often said to be a good thing to be “child-like”. Children are not motivated to learn for academic degrees or money. They learn because they enjoy it.
As we grow older learning becomes more and more associated with external rewards. As good as these things might be, in some ways, they can actually harm our motivation to learn because we begin to want the reward more than the new information or understanding. To truly love learning, it needs to be enjoyed for its own sake.