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We tend to learn only the things we were already good at. This creates little bubbles of confidence where we learn, and vast areas we avoid because we’re not sure we can get good at them.
You see this with people who claim they’re “bad at math” or don’t have the “language gene”.
No matter how complicated it seems, everything breaks down into components which are simple enough everyone could learn them. Learning well involves spotting how those systems break down, so you can always start with pieces that are small enough to handle.
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“their ability to learn shuts down precisely at the moment they need it the most.”
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