I've been to a lot of school. Elementary school, high school, college, and two graduate schools (for a master's and for a PhD?). And, unlike almost everyone else, i liked school. I liked taking classes and learning stuff, i liked reading stuff. I didn't like taking quizzes and tests but i didn't mind them too much and i was pretty good at them (I didn't like homework, though).

But i'm beginning to think that maybe going to school conditions you in some harmful ways; that there are some thought patterns which are implicitly rewarded by the educational system that are suboptimal for the rest of professional life. By "the rest of life", i include many but not all careers, including some but not all parts of academic careers. Not too sure, but just want to get these down: