don’t steal the revelation

Thinking about Seth Godin’s words on suspense, and leading a person to the curiosity rather than supplying all the answers:

“It’s a mystery and then the mystery is resolved. That tension is in all forms of teaching and culture…

The mistake we often make– if you know a lot and are trying to teach someone who doesn’t know a lot, is we tell them too many things, and we relieve the tension. We steal the revelation. Don’t steal the revelation.”

Seth Godin

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