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Curiosity and Learning

Lessons about seeking knowledge, eagerness, curiosity, desire, self-improvement, and learning.

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

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

— Mortimer J. Adler

“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.”

— Haruki Murakami, Killing Commendatore

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

— Scott Adams, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

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.

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

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.

— Paul Graham, How You Know

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

— Kevin Rose

To learn is to live.

Curiosity is ever-lasting.