To be able to do something really well, one must develop the instincts to do it. When most things needed to get the task done are done instinctually, it frees up the time for us to think about how to do it better. The old adage that says practice makes perfect works because the practice betters our instincts.
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Akshat Rathi is a science journalist. He has previously worked at The Economist and The Conversation. His writing has appeared in Nature, The Guardian and The Hindu. He has a PhD in chemistry from Oxford University and a BTech in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. View all posts by Akshat Rathi