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Curiosity and Learning

10 lessons

Life lesson #24

Curiosity is ever-lasting.


Life lesson #25

To learn is to live.


Life lesson #26

Confront things you don’t understand, don’t hide from them.

#26 · Kevin Rose

Life lesson #29

Reading and experience train your model of the world. And even if you forget the experience or what you read, its effect on your model of the world persists. Your mind is like a compiled program you’ve lost the source of; it works, but you don’t know why.

#29 · Paul Graham, How You Know

Life lesson #89

You learn from your mistakes, but only after you own up to them first.


Life lesson #141

To operate within an interdisciplinary environment, an individual needs to have strengths in two dimensions, e.g. architects who studied psychology, artists with MBAs, engineers with marketing experience.


Life lesson #148

Luck has a good chance of finding you if you become merely good in most of these areas:

  • public speaking
  • psychology
  • business writing
  • accounting
  • design (the basics)
  • conversation
  • overcoming shyness
  • second language
  • golf
  • proper grammar
  • persuasion
  • technology (hobby level)
  • proper voice technique

#148 · Scott Adams, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

Life lesson #166

“It’s a work in progress, and I’m a work in progress too, now and forever.”

“None of us are ever finished. Everyone is always a work in progress.”

#166 · Haruki Murakami, Killing Commendatore

Life lesson #228

The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.

#228 · Mortimer J. Adler

Life lesson #250

Life is forever a work in progress. Be a student of life.