Re: The Path of Learning
Except...I learned to tie my shoelaces with no gathering of data or mental application, no formal study of the history of shoes or the engineering of lacing. Demo, try, demo again, try and try.
I taught myself to read, well, certainly before I could read up on how to learn to read. My family never figured out how I did it. But a kid in a family of readers and lots of reading material can do it.
I don't think we gather data or have mental application. I think we start with a desire and then we go learn by doing. The gathering of data is a supplement that helps us put what we are doing into context.