So I was a textbook person all through school, and though I was more of a ‘textbook’ person, in secondary school (now senior high school) I was compelled to acquire a very popular physics pamphlet authored by one of the ‘sought-after’ physics tutors who organised vacation classes in Accra; I guess that was my way of catching up on what I usually missed at those vacation classes I was not privileged to attend.
There was a particular exercise question from a physics textbook (a copy of which I possessed) that had been solved in the pamphlet; the textbook had only provided the answer at the ending pages for the purpose of cross checking, without solving it. Strangely, the answer in the pamphlet was different from the answer provided in the textbook; so I used the known first principles to also solve the question, and I got the answer as was stated in the textbook; indeed it turned out that the author of the pamphlet got it wrong!
I was persuaded that indeed, “not all that glitter is gold,” and that getting to understand concepts systematically from first principles using a universally tried and tested comprehensive source, and diligently applying same (systematic obedience) was (and still is) a worthy virtue, and possibly the best. To that extent, any and every sane person can learn or master any subject or concept on his / her own when he / she has access to the right books or content and the right learning methods. You may click here to get the right learning methods.
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