The first step in learning something is observation, that creates interest, and creates a context. Then learning is exploration to experience more of that interest. To find something, or to bring out a reward and feel great about it.
At a very basic level, we humans want to survive or thrive. Survival is done by straight forward tasks like cooking and thrival is about intrinsic rewards.
We work to survive, but we do things to feel good.
Watching a movie is “work” but it does nt feel like a drag. that’s how learning should be, it should not feel like a drag.