I'm done my time! Done my schooling! And now I'm going to write for my C of Q! (C.E.C). Has anyone got any tips, besides not highlighting with a black magic marker?! Your help is much appreciated And thank you who have shared there knowledge with me along the way (to many to list- and you all know who you are- including everyone on this post!)
My advice is to assume at all times that most of what you know is wrong at some level or the other, and that compared to what mankind will know in even 500 years, we are clueless cave men today... that mind set will keep you from ossification at our current level of advance...and allow you to do exceedingly well in the future.
A good drill is to make a list on any issue you choose of all the things you know about the subject that you are absolulely sure are *totally correct... then look for the sub topics in each of those areas and see how much you know there ...for instance what is an electron actually... what created it.. etc...get real specific. You will be amazed at the results and the liberation of mind that results...
then... you be able to think at entirely more advanced levels.
The other issue I found in life... the more sure I am that I am correct, and emotional about defending it etc... the more likely I am to be totally wrong ..often in crucial areas.
you will find as Newton stated...we hold but a grain of sand a beach of knowledge on the perimeter of limitless oceans.
If you assume your grain of sand amounts to much... you will value that and stick at that pedantic level.... proud.
Better to realize one is an utter idiot at all times, about virtually all things... then one sees his error more clearly and begins to advance vastly beyond it.