Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

Tips n tricks

If you really want to learn something, the best way to do it is total immersion. Ya gotta get wet, and not just your toes. Language? Surround yourself in it. Foreign radio links, flesh and blood speakers that use it as their primary language. You’ll be thinking in it within weeks.

You want to know about stocks and bonds, without getting burned? Most modern brokerage houses have electronic ‘games’ where you can do trades of ‘real’ stocks and see how you do and learn from the fails. You aren’t actually using real stocks or money, its a virtual world that takes its input from the real world. Other ‘games’ like Cashflow 101 and 202 work as well.

Wanna learn how to roll a kayak? You really have to get wet here. This is one where you (read ME) needs a warm body other than self to help out, but if you aren’t getting wet, ya ain’t trying.

But if you really want to and I mean REALLY WANT TO learn something, you have to go all in. You’ll be an expert in a week. (Well, maybe longer for things like a lawyer or surgeon, but you get my drift.)

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