Learning by osmosis

I’d like to get on this bandwagon on self-deprecating humor, but I’m not sure if I’ll be good at it. 🙂

Impostor syndrome raises its ugly head and screams out loudly every time I join in one of these fascinating sessions I’m on a distribution list of. The speaker today was the author John Markoff, who’s biography of Stewart Brand is just out.

Listening to the speakers in the audience, many of who have had more experience than I’ve been alive, whose accomplishments dwarf everyone else’s by miles, is the simplest way I’ve known of learning about ideas and people. And tonight was no different.

I also realised that I’ve already been reading many of the links and references that were shared today.  What I’ve not done (or even know how to approach) is to synthesize these ideas so I can express them. Something to learn.