Learning can improve our quality of life, for example by inventing new technologies and using them in our daily lives to bring us more convenience. Others include the possibility that your studies may contribute to the advancement of humanity as you become more specialized in a particular field.
To study is to acquire knowledge and only in this way can we be conscious of the things going aroun us.
Interesting. That leads to a different question: Would you be happy knowing nothing or unhappy knowing a lot of things.
For those wondering about definitions, happy and unhappy is just the feeling of happiness. (meaningless explanation)
"Would you be happy knowing nothing or unhappy knowing a lot of things."
If you know nothing, how do you know you are happy? Exactly.
sorry for the confusion. It's like choosing between being knowledgeable and unhappy and being ignorant and happy.
You can, it is called cryogenics. You enter a state of basically hibernation, except you are not one of those mammals and large power-intensive facilities would be needed to show that you are crazy rich enough to do whatever this is. In such a state, you are pretty much not expected to input any new information unto your own dear brains because my god they are frozen by biological standards.
Other than that, since our senses observe the universe as long as those cells responsible for them are active(including neurons), we can't go without feeding our cortexes actual informations, eh? So the only way I guess is artificial hibernation.