Humans think in narrative. We love stories. Give us two or three incidents, and we grab a plot to tie the incidents together and make them meaningful to us. The web is made up of what Weinberger called Small Pieces Loosely Joined. There is a fire-hose of facts, concepts, speculation, and minutiae in text, images, and videos inundating us all the time on the web, coming at us in ways not so much meaningless as unorganized.
I want to find out who I want to be in the next phase of my life. So I’m slowly emptying my current calendar so I can find out.
The way to learn is not just by practice, but by paying attention to what happens when you practice. For teachers, this means reflecting on what happens as you teach and learning from it. Here is some information on the thinking of Donald Schön, the author of The Reflective Practitioner – http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-schon.htm and http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-schon.htm