It seems you need to interpret a new idea / knowledge bit in 4-5 different ways to be able to reason about efficiently and extend your knowledge map.
I was always taken by the Richard Feynman thing where he said, and I’m paraphrasing, “When you come up with some true thing, you can often find the same truth that’s expressible in three or four different ways.” And what those four different expressions say is identical in objective reality; however, the kinds of ideas and implications and applications that arise, depending on how you express the truth, are psychologically completely different. Expressing the same thing in four different ways is, in one sense, completely worthless as an activity. On the other hand, in terms of generating further ideas based on those insights, the kinds of things that will be generated will be dependent on how those things are presented. “Therefore psychologically we must keep all the theories in our heads, and every theoretical physicist who is any good knows six or seven different theoretical representations for exactly the same physics.” That’s a really important thing.
This Thing For Which We Have No Name on Edge.org