I learn the way I do because I have found it to be the most effective, fast, enjoyable, versatile and affordable way of understanding any subject. The sense of self-empowerment and freedom I get from knowing I can learn anything I want badly enough is amazing. It’s incredibly powerful when you realise that, if you need to, you can learn anything.
Flight-mode learning is great in that it can be used to solve both problems where the answer is known, and problems where it is not. It can also be used to understand subjects and concepts when you may not have access to the information you think you need.
Long before the days of the Internet, and even before the days of books, people still learned things. As a species, we managed to survive events that drastically altered the planet we live on today. Sure, some of these skills would have been passed down between generations. But all those times when people ended up cut off from everyone else gave them no such option. Undoubtedly, many of our ancestors would have perished under these circumstances, but clearly there were a large number who survived.
Self-powered learning is probably the oldest method of learning that there is. The reason it is so powerful is because you create a method that works for you. When you go to a doctor, they compare your presentation of symptoms against documented cases, but nobody knows your body the way you do. In the same manner, nobody knows your mind, your gaps, and the way you learn like you do. By taking command of the learning process, you can not only ensure you focus on the aspects that matter to you, but you can learn the concepts in a way that makes the most sense.
If you are the kind of person who likes the idea of a life where you can conquer any subject you need to, then you’ll probably enjoy Flight Mode Learning.