Is It Valuable to Reflect on the Way a Solution Was Found?

Problem scenario
You are not sure if you should look at how a solution was found. Is it worthwhile to do this?

Yes. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz said "Nothing is more important than to see the sources of invention which are, in my opinion, more interesting than the inventions themselves." (Page 123 of How to Solve It by Polya.)

Some people are so afflicted with Type A personality, that they need to realize the benefits of leisure. Abraham Lincoln said that all learning comes from reflection.

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