Do you think the fact you where home schooled helped develop your self learning skills? Totally agree with your third paragraph. Like you, I've been learning through work for the last two decades - and if that taught me anything it's the fact that in this industry you simply can't stop learning.
I definitely do, though I think that is something that anyone (No matter how they have been taught) should have... I was taught from a young age to read, to enjoy reading and to speed-read, which has helped my comprehension no end.
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