This raises an interesting philosophical point which was raised in a recent New Scientist article:

Don't get smart: The curse of knowledge
Richard Fisher
New Scientist
30 July 2011 pp 39-41

Knowing less can make you a better teacher, a more perceptive student and a happier person overall. It could even make you richer.


HEY, you, stop reading right now. This magazine might be bad for you. Put it down, kick your feet up and do something mindless instead.


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