Thanks H_factor. Francis Bacon said that “Reading makes a learned man, but writing makes an exact man.”
I have an 18-year-old son, Tyler, who I have trained in a HIT manner 500 times. He is 6’ 2" tall and weighs 206 pounds and he is well built and very strong. But I can’t get him to read even the first page in any of my books. However, he certainly knows how to operate and use his iPhone.
I thought Tyler was sort of the opposite of what Francis Bacon was talking about in his quote, especially since he didn’t read books and he didn’t write much.
But in the last year, he surprised me. Tyler is an absorber. He soaks up knowledge. He learns by experiencing. Furthermore, he knows how to train people. And he’s written some great essays for his college entrance material – all without asking me for help.
In the future, I’m going to work more on doing digital-type eBooks, which will be shorter and faster to plow through. Perhaps I’m an absorber too.
Thanks to Tyler for his help.