posted on Oct, 9 2015 @ 12:31 PM
a reply to: Tenebris
First and foremost, I call shenanigans on your distancing from the "ego stroking" nature of the statements in the OP.
That said, nothing wrong with recognizing these things in yourself. Just don't buy into it.
As a teen, we didn't have internet. So I did the next best thing: encyclopedias. We had a full set, my grandmother had 2 sets, and an uncle had a
full set of The Book Of Knowledge (an encyclopedia). I read all of them cover to cover a few times over my child hood. Time Life books....i must
have consumed everything printed prior to 1992. I was a voracious consumer of knowledge. While I don't have a photographic or didactic memory, I
have a fairly remarkable memory.
With this i was able to memorize facts. And oh boy do I know a lot of facts. I chew through trivia games like a colony of termites. Crosswords
become mostly question and answer. Its all facts, which are easy.
What I didn't give enough attention to was logic. HOW to think was something that eluded me until my adulthood. Even now I still struggle with
eradicating fallacious logic from my thoughts, and i've practiced it for 20 some odd years.
I recommend you spend time studying HOW to think, not WHAT to think. Facts are great, but they won't solve problems for you.
Im 43 next month, and 16 seems like yesterday to me.