topic arises over and over: "I've learned to solve
problems reasonably well, but how do I find or
create good problems?" There are some people who
seem to be gifted with a nose for problems.
Pasteur, for instance, could go into stagnant
fields, ask new questions, and make dramatic
discoveries – even while partially paralyzed by a
stroke. How did he do it?
At the very least, it can't hurt to have an
aggressive mind that strives constantly to make
sense of the world around. When something doesn't
make sense, there's likely to be a good question
for which you can provide a good answer.
A Happy Mind
solvers seem to be a happy bunch. I suspect there's
a positive feedback going on. An interesting read
isExhuberance: The Passion for Life
by Kay Redfield Jamison.