Shortcuts manage context. They understand that different people can think differently about the same thing, so they adjust their approach accordingly. Did you know that the brain learns better with CONTEXT than with CONTENT? The brain forms pictures as it learns and the linkage of those pictures to concepts is how it stores information most readily. When you hear the word “Paris” your brain will usually not see P-A-R-I-S, but rather a picture associated with the city like the Eiffel Tower, wine, love, food, fashion and so on.