Well in theory acquiring knowledge and skills doesn't impact the
in practice it's possible to become attached to acquiring knowledge
skills in a "grasping" way too
Good point. However, barring any unlikely advances in either Cherryh-
style "tape" or in lifespan extension*, pursuing the sorts of
knowledge and skills that take years to accomplish gives a certain
implicit prioritisation, even should one fail to do so explicitly.
* the former shortening learning periods, the latter lengthening
total time available.