Which fields of learning have clarified your thinking? How and why?

by Arkanj3l1 min read11th Nov 201164 comments

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Did computer programming make you a clearer, more precise thinker? How about mathematics? If so, what kind? Set theory? Probability theory?

Microeconomics? Poker? English? Civil Engineering? Underwater Basket Weaving? (For adding... depth.)

Anything I missed?

Context: I have a palette of courses to dab onto my university schedule, and I don't know which ones to chose. This much is for certain: I want to come out of university as a problem solving beast. If there are fields of inquiry whose methods easily transfer to other fields, it is those fields that I want to learn in, at least initially.

Rip apart, Less Wrong!