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Should You Learn Things You Don't Plan on Using?

Should You Learn Things You Don't Plan on Using?

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There are 2 broad approaches to self-education 📖

  • Learn-as-needed approach. You have a problem that needs solving, so you go and learn the things that will solve your problem. 
  • Learn-everything-you-can approach. Pick things which seem interesting and learn as much as you can. Don’t worry about whether you will find somewhere to use it later.


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<p>Skills and knowledge transf...

Skills and knowledge transfer far less than we would expect them to. So “broad-based” education is mostly a myth. What we learn is usually specific and often stuck to the contexts where it was learned.


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Many times it’s not obvious th...

Many times it’s not obvious that knowledge can solve a problem until after you’ve acquired it. Unlike physical tools, mental ones are effectively invisible until after you’ve already learned them


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