Like most, I have heard of Déjà vu, but I had to Google Vuja de.
And, of course this is correct: Vuja de is when we see something familiar and it like it is new.
I had no idea.
The more I learn, the more I realize the scope of my ignorance.
But that’s the point, right?
I want tested insight into new problems. And I want fresh insight into old problems too.
The starting point is curiosity: pondering why the default exists in the first place. We’re driven to question defaults when we experience vuja de, the opposite of déjà vu. Déjà vu occurs when we encounter something new, but it feels as if we’ve seen it before. Vuja de is the reverse—we face something familiar, but we see it with a fresh perspective that enables us to gain new insights into old problems.
-Adam Grant, Originals