Elon Musk AMA wisdom and advice quote on knowledge and learning
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Elon Musk on knowledge and learning via Reddit AMA:
I think most people can learn a lot more than they think they can. They sell themselves short without trying.
One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree -- make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.
And yes, the whole Reddit AMA is worth reading: