chapter 13Key #4: Owning the Solution

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From young to old, most people have an insatiable appetite for solving things that need solving. Toddlers try to fit square pegs into square holes and round pegs into round ones. As we grow, we move on to assemble jigsaw puzzles, from 24 pieces to 1,000. Teenagers may not realize it, but video games are basically interactive puzzle boards that ask the player to navigate courses, make decisions, and ultimately determine the right choices so they can amass the highest score. Crossword puzzle fanatics are everywhere, and it's not uncommon to see an adult scribbling in a Sudoku book. Novels such as those by James Patterson are puzzles, too, ones ...

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