Lazy Learning


I mean lazy as in lazy evaluation, not lazy as in work ethic.

My preferred textbook reading strategy is to skip everything that looks boring until I get to a section that refers to something I skipped, and then I backtrack. Repeat till bored or done.

This has always worked, which surprised even me. Seems like most education is “call by need”.

I seem to do this in general. I put off learning a lot of things until they’re actually needed, and I’m rarely worse off than the people who’ve been using them for a while. Rarely.

Of all my skills, being able to efficiently gather knowledge seems to be by far the most useful.

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