what does Confucius mean when he said Is it not pleasant to learn with a constant perseverance and application?

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Confucius is recognising the necessary role of perseverance and application in the learning process. To truly see and experience the transfomational benefits of learning, we have to be serious and diligent about our learning and approach it in a structured and industrious matter. We can't expect to gain any benefits from our learning if we merely play at it and do not take it seriously.

I agree. I also think you can look at it as saying not to give up. It's easy to give up when things get hard, but you will be satisfied...

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