THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH YEARS IN OUR LIVES IN ORDER TO LEARN AND UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED TO KNOW IN ORDER 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 IN ORDER 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.”

THE ADVANTAGE OF READING A PHYSICAL BOOK, MAGAZINE, OR NEWSPAPER IS THAT THESE ACTS PHYSICALLY ISOLATE US AND FOCUSES OUR ATTENTION.

The disadvantage is that these acts occasionally slow down our fact checking and slow down our jumping around and jumping ahead to more interesting or more important information. Charles Tadros, M.D. December 7, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED TO USE OVER AND OVER AGAIN. YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO BE RAPID AT RECALLING AND FACILE WITH USING THIS INFORMATION IN ORDER TO PROGRESS EASILY TO THE NEXT STEP. THE ONLY REAL WAY TO GET YOU THERE IS, “PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE.”

(Thank you Dr. Muelheims!) Charles Tadros, MD September 4, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

ALL FORMS OF EDUCATION ARE ABOUT OBTAINING INFORMATION AND WISDOM TO BE USED IN THE HERE AND NOW. JUST AS IMPORTANT IS HOW EDUCATION TEACHES US HOW TO BECOME EVEN BETTER, AND MORE CURIOUS, INDEPENDENT LEARNERS.

Chart Tadros, M.D. August 11, 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