Pride in Ownership

I was sitting in a Barnes & Noble the other day when I overhead the best bit of wisdom on how to learn, really learn.

A man in his ’60s was studying calculus with a tutor, and reading back his answers, and checking himself when he got it wrong.

He asked more questions and checked and rechecked.  Then he stopped and said: “I want to own this, not rent it. You know what I mean?”

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