“Generous conversation [learned from deep reading] cultivates a lesser-known virtue that is vital to genuine intellectual community: docility, or ‘teachableness.’ Saint Thomas Aquinas classifies this virtue under prudence…. The teachable spirit of docility is not blind acceptance of every new thing. Instead, when we are docile, we carefully weigh new information against reality and practice. We might call docility a manifestation of critical thinking — perhaps particularly appropriate for formative deep reading. Instead of competing for attention or consuming valuable information, the docile learner — or reader — must activity ask questions and be open to new answers.”