Learning Patterns and Anti-Patterns - General

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Joel McCracken

As I've attempted to help people learn things over the years i've noticed some patterns and anti-patterns that people have when learning things, for example in the context of haskell I wrote just now in the fp chat slack (edited a bit):

regarding the whole issue of"getting the answer and using it but not understanding it" vs "getting an answer and really understanding it"
i think part of succeeding as an engineer is once you have gotten a piece of code shown to you you are able to take it apart and understand it
effectively and then internalize it and also go meta and think "ok, why did I have to ask a question about this in the first place? what do I need to get
better at in order to become the person answering questions, not asking them?"
because "there is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving"!