I have another situation/context with the verb "learn":

If I quit my job 3 months ago, now I meet my friends and say:

What I learned/have learned from quitting my job is that doing what you like is the happiest thing in your life.

I think that both are good to use. Right?

I would like to hear from both BrE and AmE.

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    As a British English speaker, I would use have learned because the learning has been going on during those three months. American usage may be different. Commented Apr 4, 2023 at 8:04
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    As an American English speaker, either one sounds natural to me. have learned puts the emphasis on my situation now; learned puts the emphasis on what happened then.
    – stangdon
    Commented Apr 4, 2023 at 12:12


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