Books are magic.
In the book ‘The Inner Game of Tennis’, author Timothy Gallway talks about different aspects of learning (or acquiring) a new skill. He argues that key to acquiring any new skill requires contribution from two distinct entities in your brain, which he calls Self-1 and Self-2. Tennis is simply an example author uses to put forward his ideas and provide demonstration. More so, because he had been a tennis coach and a good player himself.
It is one of the tragedies of the half-educated that they develop late, when they are already committed to some wrong way of life. George Orwell, Burmese Days Burmese Days by George Orwell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Reading Burmese Days after 1984, indeed allows one to comprehend the maturity of Orwell's writing he showed in his later works. Pages after pages, almost until half way through the book, Burmese Days is nothing but a good, detailed description of what's the life of an Englishman in Burma (during 1900s).
If a man never contradicts himself, the reason must be that he virtually never says anything at all. Erwin Schrödinger Written by Erwin Schrödinger, an eminent physicist and Nobel Prize winner, the book What is Life? (get here) is an attempt to understand the aspects of life as manifested by living organisms. As philosophical it may sound, the author instead endeavors to understand the organization and behavior of life – from individual cells to higher organism, from the point of a physicist.