This post is part of the working draft of the DriverlessCrocodile Toolkit (read more here). I’d love comments, links to resources related to the theme, and original contributions.
Action is a certain route to failure – and therefore to learning, and to experience. The first step of learning to swim is learning to cope with the feeling of almost-drowning. Theory is useful (what you’re reading now is theory) but you won’t know what it’s really like, or what’s important, or how to actually do the important things, unless you jump in. Action gives you an entirely different view of the possibilities around you. There are details that you can only see when you get close enough to the action – and now you’re asking new and nuanced questions, gaining insight. You’re on the way to becoming a specialist and perhaps even an expert.