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Old 07-11-2010, 11:22 AM   #9
Cady Goldfield
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,025
Re: Ambling down the path...

That was superb, Keith. Thank you.

Janet, isn't it interesting that three often seems to be "the charm" in learning something, getting something to work, or making some kind of impact?

In the horticultural world, a well-known and experienced plantsman, Tony Avent, often says that he does not truly know anything about a particular species of plant until he has killed at least three of them.

Maybe the "magic number three" has something to do with the minimum amount of exposure and repetition needed for starting the brain/mind's process of hardwiring desired functions or actions. Each time we practice something, (ideally) we observe something new, eliminate errors and refine a condition or an action, increasing likelihood of success.
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