Now here's a great lecture on the art of killing the worms. I call it education, book-learning, following the rules and doing and believing and parroting what you're told.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: The more you learn, the less you know.
So very true. I see it at work. I see it at home. I see it everywhere I go. The innovators are the rule-breakers, the ones who don't shackle themselves with the process and insist everyone else wear these chains with em.
They're the Brazilians in soccer, constantly inventing new moves on the field.
They're Einstein at his clerk desk ponderizing physics without the anchor-weight of a professor telling him he was wrong wrong WRONG!
They're Hemingway and Vonnegut with total disregard to accepted literary practices.
These people are educated, smart, and in their own right they are learned and stand on top of what others have learned.
But they don't repeat in rote droves what they learned as gospel and unquestionable truth. They understand ~why~ the rules are in place, and why breaking them might improve the process.
They question the rules. They question the process. They challenge and prod the limits of what is acceptable practice.
Many fail -- and don't be afraid of failure -- but the ones who don't fail, the ones who manage to get off the ground, God how they soar!