A good mission statement for any LEARNER....

Proverbs 1:  1-7

...For learning about wisdom and instruction,
for understanding words of insight,
for gaining instruction in wise dealing,
righteousness, justice, and equity;
to teach shrewdness to the simple,
knowledge and prudence to the young--
let the wise also hear and gain in learning,
and the discerning acquire skill,
to understand a proverb and a figure,
the words of the wise and their riddles. 

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.