Each time I mastered another ravine, I not only jumped to a new plateau, but I ascended another few steps along a metaplateau, mastering the growth process itself. I was learning new computer languages, but even more, I was learning how to learn new computer languages. My metalearning showed most clearly in my emotional reaction to new languages. Instead of feeling anxious, defensive, and worthless, I felt excited, creative, and capable of coping with almost anything.
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