We all have our own learning styles. I find that I learn best by teaching. I can investigate, explore, challenge ideas on my own, but until I take the time to explain it to someone else, I won’t really get it.
In various places I hang out online, they call this “authority content” – it’s the pieces you put out in the world to establish your authority. I think that’s a bunch of bs most days. I’ll tell you who I am, what I’ve learned and why it matters. I am no authority, none of us are. Do I know more about some topics than you do? Probably, but that doesn’t make me an authority or an expert. I have an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Instead of watching tv, I learn stuff. Some things I master, others remain a mystery, maybe I’m the reason they coined the phrase “just enough to be dangerous.” That’s kind of who I am.
I won’t tell you how to think, there are enough pundits out there doing that, but I might tell you how I think, and then I’ll try to share why.