Obviously a work in progress
On Reading, Studying, Learning
Do you have any study tips for other people who are trying to learn a new subject?
TOM KNIGHT: I like to read books, three or four at a time. I rarely read books all the way through. I’ll get a few books on a subject–you want single-author books, someone with a well-defined point of view–and read a section, and then switch to a different book and read about the same thing. I keep switching back and forth–it’s a great technique because you get to look at the same subject from many people’s perspective. That turns out to be actually really useful.
“My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a ‘lone traveler’ and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude…”
– Albert Einstein, from his essay, The World As I See It