There is No Limit in Learning
There are endless digital resources offering practitioners alternatives to the classic texts that gurus swore by. Reading traditional East Asian medical tomes is no longer the principal way to learn medicine. The preference today is for digital resources because they offer targeted, easily accessible information that is also often brought to life with pictures, videos, and a soundtrack. Knowledge is powerful and digital access can be a power trip.
Still, there is something compelling about the way a book can impart information, and in the way that the information is organized or emphasized. Reading a book, even a medical themed text, can inspire us and yield pleasantly surprising Eureka moments. Furthermore, reading has been known to impact our bodies positively. Reading can be a better stress reliever than taking a walk or listening to music.
There are about 260 million books that have ever been published, and about 2 million books are published every year. (I Googled this.) Over the course of a lifetime, at a conservative pace of one book per month one would read about 944 books. Perhaps only a few will ever leave a lasting impression, however... “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss (I read this.)