“Action will remove the doubt that theory cannot solve.”  Tehyi Hsieh

I ran across this quote today.  It occurs to me that much time in life is spend wondering, even when the answer can be known fairly easily, and at minimal risk/cost – but it requires action.  What comes to mind here is the dilemma I had recently when a smoke alarm in the house was chirping, telling me it needed a new battery.  I had one replacement 9 volt battery (those rectangular ones with two posts at the top) in my box-o-batteries, but it was out of the package so I didn’t know if it was any good. – so I wondered.  I had nothing else to stick it in other than said smoke alarm mounted on the ceiling.  I tried to remember when I might have bought the battery, why it was not in the package, and what implication that had.  I looked for dates on the battery itself and found none.  Ultimately, I just decided to use my education as a child.  I put my tongue on the two battery posts.  It gave me a good jolt – thus validating the quote: “Action will remove the doubt that theory cannot solve.”

I got the ladder and replaced the old battery with that one.

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