Learning something new

You have to learn a new skill. Do you prefer to read about it, watch someone else do it, hear someone describe it, or try it yourself?

I’m mostly a self learner. Many times my curiosity gets the better of me an I tend to try out new things, in many cases later I have to look up on it either by reading or asking someone. Guess I should learn to read the instruction manual first.

But I’m not saying it’s a bad thing. While it depends in many cases on which skill we are indulging in, I feel the best way to learn something is to try it out (well if it’s possible that is, which must be in most cases). Well there are many unique cases, such as learning or improving on a language. In such a case reading becomes (a big part of) doing it. Well you get the point, hopefully.

When I hear, I forget.

When I see, I remember.

When I do, I learn.