Weird learning habits
Be your unapologetically weird self. (Chris Sacca)
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“Do you have any weird learning habits?”
One weird habit has to do with randomness. I love randomness [<link; medium length].
I divide the learning day into ‘learning-slots‘. Most slots are fixed in that I know exactly what I’m focusing on. However one slot is random. I have a selection of learning resources, and I extract one from it at random every day. I thus get a nice little surprise every time.
Another weird habit has to do with width.
I like to read a lot of books at the same time. I measure learning in ideas rather than time. So I might say ‘I studied for x ideas’ rather than ‘I studied for x minutes’.
As far as I’m concerned, whether you read 10 ideas from one book, or one idea from 10 books, it amounts to the same. I prefer the latter approach. I actually read 10 books at the same time.”
“Doesn’t it fragment your knowledge?”
“On the contrary. I’m interested in the interconnectedness [<link; short] of all knowledge.”