To learn and not to do is really not to learn.  To know and not to do is really not to know.  (Stephen Covey)  Is it possible to really know something and not act on the knowledge?  I can think of things I know but don’t do.  I know it’s good for me to have a regular exercise routine but I don’t.  Does that mean I really don’t know (or don’t believe) exercise is good for me.  Perhaps I’m making a decision that although exercise is good for me, I’d rather not do it and accept that I may not be as healthy or feel as well as I could.  Don’t we all know that sugar is not good for us?  Don’t we make decisions to act against our own knowledge?  I think so.  I know lots of things I don’t do.  I know how to cross-stitch yet I don’t (because I don’t like it).  I know how to sew–but I don’t sew.  I know how to garden–I don’t garden.  I know how to drive a tractor–I don’t drive tractors any more.  I know how to shell peas (my mother saw to that).  I buy peas already shelled.  Help me out here if I’m missing the wisdom and truth in this particular quote.  I really don’t get this one.

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