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12/14/2012 04:20 pm ET Updated Feb 13, 2013

The 10 Things Really Smart People Do

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Learning effectively does not come naturally. It's actually quite the opposite. The human mind, if not controlled correctly, poses a number of debilitating obstacles that stand in the way of us taking in and interpreting information to our own benefit.
 
Learning, however, does not have to be stressful or cautiously monitored. It's just about knowing yourself and being at peace with the distractions and mental flaws that can be easily avoided in acquiring a more thorough and interesting perception of everything we hear, see or do.

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