“Mastery” just another step in the learning process rather than the end?  The dictionary defines Mastery as the action or process of mastering a subject or accomplishment.

There’s been an ongoing discussion about the importance of learning; the process (Explore, Learn, Create, Give Back) or the end result (Master).  As the Matrix sees learning as a fluent ever-growing understanding of life, then the word in the Matrix must change to Mastery.  Learning (education) should not be about dominance or control but understanding and collaboration.

In fact, Mastery is a by-product of the learning cycle.  What you create and are able to give back determines the level of Mastery that’s been achieved during the process.