Q: You do a mistake over and over again and find yourself in the same misery,
A) you are stupid,
B) you are sick,
C) everybody, except you, is sick,
D) This is human nature,
Q: Do you think animals (non-human creatures) can consciously recognize a pattern in their lives?
Q: Do you think "learning" is anything beyond recognizing patterns?
Q: What does it mean, to learn how to cope with a situation?
A) To recognize patterns that define the situation,
B) To experiment with possible reactions to the situation,
C) To anticipate the situation and be able to avoid it,
D) To generalize reactions learned in simpler situations to the new one,