We generally learn things so that we’re better prepared for the future. Either because we’ll know things that will help us or because we want to develop a skill that will be helpful in future. In this way of thinking, learning is something that happens outside of our ‘real’ lives.
Instead, how about thinking of learning as a satisfying and desirable experience in itself?
As the quote (often misattributed to John Lennon) goes: “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans”. (The quote is actually from Fred Shapiro, in 1957)