Let's ask a question. How do you learn things?
One might be tempted to answer along the lines of "studying". But that is just one way of learning. A subcategory of the learning experience, as it were.
The more general mode of learning is to treat things as if they were people. And how does one get to know people? By spending time with them! With time comes familiarity, understanding and a sense of mutual respect.
Studying is one way to spend time with things. But it is not the only way to learn.
Let's go get to know things, shall we?