I Don't Know A Damn Thing (And That's Why I've Learned So Much)

There's always something for you to learn. What did you learn from the last thing you read?

The best technique I've ever used to learn something is dead simple: I always assume I don't know anything about it.

It doesn't matter if it's brand new to me (like when I started to learn about the stock market) or I've been working with it for literal decades (like when I'm reading about a new software development framework). I go into every source of information assuming whoever wrote it is an expert, and I am their newest student.

I always learn something when I do this. It may not be the most mind-blowing thing I've ever learned, but it's something. I can walk away having created one new dot.

It may also reinforce something I previously learned. This is great too since it reinforces an idea I previously had and points out that, hey, I may have actually known what I was talking about beforehand.

There's always something for you to learn. What did you learn from the last thing you read?