Chapter 25: “Conclusion”

“I began this book with a story of a college teacher whose approach wasn’t very helpful. Remember the connoisseur of matcha who made the class really feel the hugeness of every little thing we didn’t know? The matcha professor was indisputably competent and knowledgeable, and I ended up learning what I was there to learn. But I didn’t enjoy the experience, and, if you want to know the truth, I emerged from that class with less confidence than I had had going in. Thus it seems fitting to end this book with a very different story, about a professor and a classroom experience that provided a takeaway I wasn’t expecting.”