A truly wise person is not someone who knows everything, but someone who is able to make sense of things by drawing from an extended resource of interpretation schemes

  • This is a direct quote from Book - How to Take Smart NotesBook - How to Take Smart Notes


    author: Sönke Ahrens
    title: How to take smart notes: one simple technique to boost writing, learning and thinking: for students, academics and nonfiction book writers
    . It highlights the power of the abstract mental models we acquire while learning about a wide range of topics.
  • A lot of people misunderstand this notion that "Learning facts is useless". However, I think they miss the point of quotes like this . While you do not need to know facts about the new problem that you are facing, you need to know facts about the old problems that had similar schemes.