OCCASIONALLY WE HAVE TO HAVE A PROPER FUNERAL AND PAY OUR RESPECTS FOR ALL THE WISE ADVICE FROM OTHERS, AS WELL AS FOR OUR OWN INSIGHTFUL EXPERIENCES, PERCEPTIONS, AND WELL THOUGH-OUT ASSUMPTIONS, WHEN ANY OFF THESE ARE NO LONGER HELPFUL IN IMPROVING, OR RESOLVING OUR CURRENT PROBLEMS.

It is so important for us to be able to properly let go in order for us to be able to move on. Glean truths and applicable advice from others as well as our own wisdom, but don’t be married to these if they do not unstick us or help us move forward. Charles Tadros,Continue reading “OCCASIONALLY WE HAVE TO HAVE A PROPER FUNERAL AND PAY OUR RESPECTS FOR ALL THE WISE ADVICE FROM OTHERS, AS WELL AS FOR OUR OWN INSIGHTFUL EXPERIENCES, PERCEPTIONS, AND WELL THOUGH-OUT ASSUMPTIONS, WHEN ANY OFF THESE ARE NO LONGER HELPFUL IN IMPROVING, OR RESOLVING OUR CURRENT PROBLEMS.”

THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH YEARS IN OUR LIVES IN ORDER TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED TO KNOW TO SURVIVE, LET ALONE BE SUCCESSFUL. THIS IS WHY WE LEVERAGE OUR LIMITED TIME AND KNOWLEDGE BY READING EXCELLENT BOOKS, WRITTEN BY AUTHORS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND TALENT. WE ALSO LISTEN TO AND SPEAK WITH THOSE WITH THESE SAME CHARACTERISTICS. WE EXPOSE OURSELVES, AND HOPEFULLY ABSORB, YEARS OF KNOWLEDGE WITHIN A FEW MINUTES TO A FEW HOURS. IF WE CHOOSE, WE DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE MISTAKES OR SUFFER UNNECESSARILY, WHEN WE AVAIL OURSELVES OF THE HARD-WON KNOWLEDGE OF OTHERS, WHOM WE TRUST.

One pivotal decision is knowing what to read and to whom to listen. Another significant decision is when to read, or listen to, contrarian information or contrarian views. Maybe we should be listening to contrarian information all the time? Reading and listening to contrarian views may change our minds, or may help us strengthen theContinue reading “THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH YEARS IN OUR LIVES IN ORDER TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED TO KNOW TO SURVIVE, LET ALONE BE SUCCESSFUL. THIS IS WHY WE LEVERAGE OUR LIMITED TIME AND KNOWLEDGE BY READING EXCELLENT BOOKS, WRITTEN BY AUTHORS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND TALENT. WE ALSO LISTEN TO AND SPEAK WITH THOSE WITH THESE SAME CHARACTERISTICS. WE EXPOSE OURSELVES, AND HOPEFULLY ABSORB, YEARS OF KNOWLEDGE WITHIN A FEW MINUTES TO A FEW HOURS. IF WE CHOOSE, WE DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE MISTAKES OR SUFFER UNNECESSARILY, WHEN WE AVAIL OURSELVES OF THE HARD-WON KNOWLEDGE OF OTHERS, WHOM WE TRUST.”

WHAT ELON MUSK DOESN’T STATE (or understates)…

If his many-ton cars and trucks can nimbly navigate a complex external world, autonomously, accurately, and at high speeds, then these same sensors, perceptions, predictive models, and navigation systems can navigate robots, while alongside humans, in our homes, robots in our hospitals and nursing homes, robots in our warehouses and factories, robots in our mines,Continue reading “WHAT ELON MUSK DOESN’T STATE (or understates)…”

SOMETIMES THAT KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, WISDOM, AND ABILITY TO ACCURATELY PREDICT (especially risk-filled events) APPEARS TO NOT BE THAT NEEDED, AT LEAST NOT FOR THE MOMENT…BUT JUST YOU WAIT AND SEE!

Charles Tadros, M.D. October 15, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

SOME PEOPLE LEARN LIFE’S LESSONS BY READING, WATCHING, LISTENING, AND SPEAKING WITH OTHERS. OTHER PEOPLE LEARN THEIR LIFE LESSONS BY DOING AND EXPERIENCING (often, requiring repeated exposures). OUR PARENTS HOPE THAT THE FORMER IS ENOUGH FOR US, BUT MANY OF US SEEM TO RESPOND ONLY TO THE LATTER.

Charles Tadros, M.D. September 11, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

IT IS EXTREMELY CONFUSING. THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE PROFESSIONS WHO REQUEST THAT YOU CALL THEIR DEGREED AND CERTIFIED MEMBERS, “DOCTOR”. ALMOST ALL HAVE DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCES, CAREERS, FOCUS, AND COMPETENCIES.

Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy (many different areas of specialization) M.D., Doctor of Medicine D.O., Doctor of Osteopathy D.P.M., Doctor of Podiatric Medicine D.D.S. or D.M.D, Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine O.D., Doctor of Optometry Pharm.D., Doctor of Pharmacy D.N.P., Doctor of Nursing Practice D.N.Sc, Doctor of Nursing Science D.S.L.P., Doctor ofContinue reading “IT IS EXTREMELY CONFUSING. THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE PROFESSIONS WHO REQUEST THAT YOU CALL THEIR DEGREED AND CERTIFIED MEMBERS, “DOCTOR”. ALMOST ALL HAVE DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCES, CAREERS, FOCUS, AND COMPETENCIES.”

IF YOUR CHILDREN, OR YOUR YOUNGER SELF, WOULD HAVE LISTENED, WHAT WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE (from you or from others) WOULD YOU HAVE WANTED TO IMPART ON THEM?

Charles Tadros, M.D. August 14, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, WE NOW HAVE A COMMODITIZATION OF INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE. WE DO NOT NEED TO SPEND BIG SUMS OF MONEY IN ORDER TO GO TO SCHOOL. HOWEVER, WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE ARE STILL DIFFICULT TO COME BY, AND, TYPICALLY, IT TAKES YEARS TO INCORPORATE THESE INTO A FLUENCY IN THE WAY THAT WE THINK, SPEAK, AND ACT.

Charles Tadros, M.D. August 9, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

THERE COMES A TIME WHEN WE FINALLY RECOGNIZE THAT THE COMBINATION OF OUR FORMAL EDUCATION, TRAINING, SELF-EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE, ALLOW US TO HELP OTHERS BEYOND WHAT MONEY CAN BUY.  THIS CONVERGENCE OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE, ADDED TO PATIENCE, PRIMES US TO GIVE FREELY OF OURSELVES.

Charles Tadros, M.D. June 28th, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri