Would you choose the surgeon who has performed thousands of successful procedures or the one who graduated near the top of their class and is ready to begin to apply all of their knowledge for the first time on you? I choose the surgeon with applied experience.
To take and form an absolute direction or decision from a deposit of facts or a marketed set of carefully formed or data is only the beginning of what we might possibly learn. To experience or apply what you knew as you first stretched forward to progress onward promotes the capacity to accumulate real and adaptable wisdom.
Each of us will follow or not follow formal schedules of phased re-entry with society and the communities we currently reside within. Facts and data are regularly presented and it is your course to collect and then earn the applied experience of your choices while mitigating the risks at your tolerance level. Conflict persists when your risk mitigation is different than others around you and this must be considered as well in your learning experience.
Be informed with where you are and where you are going in reference to re-entry. Learn from this experience. Mitigate the risks as you go. Apply what learn and adapt to re-set your course as you acquire wisdom.
Think of the end first. The anticipated “end” for us is the promise of a vaccine down the road to dramatically reduce pandemic level spread. Your learning goal then should then center on a practical learning experience to safely reach that vaccine point as a resolution while remaining healthy with your community. Discover the equivalent of an experienced surgeon to choose to gather wisdom from in your learning experience. Set your course then to do the work of your own applied learning to the end goal.
“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.” — Calvin Coolidge —