Oh man, it's much worse than that. It's exponential. Every time I learn something new, I try to apply it to everything else that I can.
When I learn something new about geology, I try to apply it to Taoism, Hinduism, Jungian psychology, everything else I have ever learned and vice versa. Similar for anything else I ever learn; it not only ADDS to each other but actually MULTIPLIES with each other!
And the more you learn, the more knowledge you already have to compare and contrast the new ideas to, and so the new ideas become increasingly and increasingly educational to you as they are exposed and combined with all your other knowledge, even when it's seemingly trivial to other people! You will hear a most obvious and common sense 3-word sentence and think, "Oh my god! Epiphany!", simply because you can simultaneously derive so many connotations from the word, from so many different perspectives and considering so many different things!
That is why the 3-word (maybe technically 2-word) statement "everything is everything" trips me out so bad. It blows my mind, how obvious it is, yet how infinitely incomprehensible it truly is.