As I was struggling with these thoughts my oldest daughter came down the stairs and said, "Mom, is it better to spend more time mastering something that is difficult for you, or better to spend more time working on perfecting a passion area that comes easy to you?"

I told her, "Wow! That’s a great question!"

She replied, "You always say that when you don’t know the answer."

I hung my head in shame. Then I began telling her all about the workings of the human brain. I even suggested she perhaps might want to study the human brain to gain a greater grasp of how we reason and learn. Her eyes glassed over.

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