The “learn something new everyday” phenomenon sounds attractive and has the potential to be taken in the wrong direction.

We should be learning constantly, and everybody wins when learning is valued, that’s not debatable.

Having said that, it should not create this paranoia in people. Learning can’t be measured, for the most part, especially when you’re in the process. We start by not having a clue about what we’re doing, and usually, it’s only years later that we realize we were not quite right.

Practice is learning (or they’re intertwined). The practice involves doing the same things repeatedly. It doesn’t feel new.

On top of that, you can’t regain the time you missed on practicing. But those new bits of information can always be learned.

It’s crucial to see that tiny difference between those two concepts.

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