Reading my ramblings here, I am struck by how far they fall short of what I aimed for. Obviously, reading up on a subject is not enough to gain full understanding of it. Until the knowledge has been exercised, it remains a passive mess of disjoint data points that merely clutter up your mind.
So that's what distinguishes degree holders from well read amateurs: all those papers they have written, which forced them to hone their learning into a sharp point to drive home their arguments.
Man, I wish I could concentrate on anything for long enough to develop an argument...
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