As a child, I loved to try things. I wanted to know if I was able to do what I was seeing others do. I dived into a large variety of crafts just to know if I could do what others did. Once I was sure I had a basic understanding of the craft I would let it go as there was something else making me curious.
To this day it makes it easy for me to be willing to jump into something new to try it.
Whatever it is, something will come out of it.
The trap in such an approach is to think that we know something just because we can do it.
Take reading for example. There is nothing impressive in the ability to read, at least for most educated adults reading blog articles. What transforms the ability to read, is what we choose to read and what we do with the information we’ve read.
Knowing facts as such only serves once in a while when the facts are asked for. Being able to connect the facts and information, finding ways to integrate them, and give them meaning is what enables us to create knowledge.
The same is true when learning a new method or theory.
The moment it really becomes interesting is when we start to use it.
When we use the leaning to actually learn what we’ve learned.
It often starts with the realization that what we believed to know wasn’t clear at all.