Beyond the pages, outside the buildings — true learning happens in the presence of strangers and unknown spaces.
We have been conditioned to believe that Education happens more in a very structured environment. There is definite value in having that as part of the overall learning plan. However, the value of learning in a more unstructured environment has value beyond the quantifiable.
It is in the chaos that a person taps into their instincts and figures stuff out. The skills acquired by tapping into all forms of knowledge and problem solving are what lead to substantial growth.
This is why wisdom acquired in the pursuit of a purpose is of the more satisfying variety.