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CHAPTER 3

Embrace Your Ignorance

You must unlearn what you have learned.1

—YODA, IN STAR WARS: EPISODE V—THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Imagine every movie you’ve seen in which the main character is out to learn some ancient secret, master a complex martial art, or climb something really tall. They meet their quirky or enigmatic teacher and, after convincing the master to teach them, their training begins. The main character is impatient and tries to achieve the task quickly, using the habits and thinking they have brought from their past. Of course, they fail in some spectacular or hilarious fashion, and the master shakes their head, sighing slowly ...

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