Language is the tool used by humanity to articulate the situations, abstract thoughts and emotions that are experienced. It is a vehicle through which we derive understanding. It is the way we communicate, the way we form relationships and the way we cultivate our minds. English is one of the most fascinating languages, for it is constantly evolving. Therefore, as a speaker of English I would say I am a perpetually learning student. There is no way I will ever know everything there is to know about the English language. Of course I know the alphabet, I study the history of the language, I memorize the grammatical rules, I could engrain the words of the Oxford English Dictionary into my memory, but still, I would not be a master of the English language.
There is no possible way for me to read every book that has ever been published. I would never be able to mimic every accent. There are slang and words that are considered the “cool way” to say simple things that confuse me endlessly. I don’t think I could even obtain every piece of poetry, and when it comes to short stories there is no way for me to find them all riveting. There will always be something new, something “up and coming”. Older texts will always be pushed aside in favor of newer, more popular texts. Regardless of how hard a person tries, there is no way to read every piece of literature.