Intelligence is not only the ability to reason; it is also the ability to find relevant material in memory and to deploy attention when needed.Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow
Without knowledge, it’s hard to be curious. We need reference points to make connections and inspire deeper thinking.
Give a teenager a car and a detailed Google Map, but unless they’ve got some training, they are going to increase the likelihood of an accident.
Give a kid some crayons and some looseleaf paper, but without any guidance on how to draw, the results will be comically abysmal.
Experience puts the bones in the goose. It is only then can we teach ourselves to be safer and more creative.