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#174: Quote #5

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Read Quotes #1, Quotes #2 and Quote #1 to understand why I’m posting a quote once every week.

To this day I still have the instinct that the treasure, what one needs to know for a profession, is necessarily what lies outside the corpus, as far away from the center as possible. But there is something central in following one’s own direction in the selection of readings: what I was given to study in school I have forgotten; what I decided to read on my own, I still remember. - Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder