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You can learn this? 🤔

stereobooster profile image stereobooster Originally published at stereobooster.com on ・1 min read

Obviously, any skill is learnable, nobody borns with skillset. But there are some skills which seem to be natural, some skills that are never taught in school and university, some skills which you never thought can be learned.

For example, positive thinking, joking, etc. Would you think that this something teachable or learnable?

When I say teachable, I mean some effective, systematic approach. And not random poking around for 10000 hours (Malcolm Gladwell style).

Do you know any skills that are commonly not considered as learnable, yet there are courses or books to learn them?

For example can learn this:

  • The Science of Well-Being
  • How to joke. I guess you can learn it from the book: “What Are You Laughing At?: A Comprehensive Guide to the Comedic Event”

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Mihail Malo

No systematic approach has taught anyone anything as much as 10000 hours.

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Ben Sinclair

What if the system is

  1. Spend an hour poking around
  2. repeat 9999 more times

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stereobooster Author

Is this sarcasm?

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Mihail Malo

No, how do you mean?

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stereobooster Author

Malcolm Gladwell theory, which is mentioned in the article.

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Tomislav Buljević

Some skills you're born into, some skills you learn. What I mean to say by this is: You are born as an extrovert or an introvert, for example. But with practice, you can learn to be more extroverted if you're an introvert.

When it comes to development, yeah, it's a teachable skill. But, it helps if you have a logical mind, making connections between different data, etc.