We all learn differently, to me it’s fascinating as my own curiosity has led me to learn everything I know. Though very little of it came from formal education.
Heck this thread is me trying to learn something… about my fellow forum folks. (I’m restless and feeling bleh so a little social curiosity is a good distraction)
Me I learn on impulse, something catches my attention and won’t let go. As a kid it was animals and leafing through mom and dad’s encyclopedias to learn more about these awesome creatures. I still have a hard cover copy of North American wildlife.
Oddly enough I never had an interest in “fiction” it was always scientific. I’ve even picked up and read through a bible to pass the time. (During a hospital stay when the rents didn’t bring me a book) hospitals and my own various conditions inspired curiosity in biology.
Needless to say I learned a lot from odd places and from watching people. Not all good lessons to learn.
So continuing on my research runs the same impulse curiosity theme, I’ll write until I comecacross something I don’t know and dive into it as opposed to researching before I come across it. Not the most efficiently wonderful way but it works for me.
How about the rest of you?