Language Learning: The Importance of Curiosity

I’m currently learning a new language, only it’s not the kind that I can speak (or use hand signs with). What I’m learning is a programming language which I’ll use later to build apps for smartphones. Like all languages, I find that it’s equally important to know what to learn as it is to know how to learn. Today, I was looking at some numbers unrelated to programming and I wanted to add them up to find the total but just as I was about to click on the Calculator application on my laptop, I stopped myself because of a single thought. “How could I figure this out using a Text Editor (where programmers write code)?”