It happens in cycles.
First we accumulate information:
Audible courses, Kindle ebooks, featured podcasts, unlimited blogs…
Adding, adding, adding. More knowledge on the pile.
But a pile of knowledge is no good without distillation:
Discussion, meditation, writing, teaching…
We use these practices to strip away the chaff, extracting principles we can apply to our lives.
Most of us are well versed in accumulation.
Without distillation, all we have is noise.
“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, subtract things every day.” – Lao Tzu