Writing is hard work. Learning is hardwork.
I actually love writing. I actually love learning.
For me, every class, every book, every paper that I have to write is an opportunity to play with new ideas to try to figure out how they work, and how they interact with other ideas that are floating around in my head.
One of the markers of someone who is still growing is how well they receive and wrestle with new ideas. You don’t have to agree with the new idea, but can you at least have the conversation around the idea? Or do you shut down the conversation because you have all the ideas that you can handle?
I love debating with folks who are entrenched in their ideas and just trying to throw a new idea that challenges their worldview into the mix. Not because I want their worldview to fall to pieces, but because I want to challenge their assumptions and continue to exercise their idea muscles.