“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.