Is it possible to avoid learning? I don't think so. Learning, as I see it, is neurologically saved (as in "save the file") response to stimuli. Unless we are "blessed" with anterograde amnesia (in which we fail to encode info), then learning is inevitable. Now... is it possible not to be a slave of past lessons/learning? That, I think, is possible, certainly, up to a point, if we know how to dwell in that metacognitive gap of non-reaction/non-re-enactment of the previously learned.