Lessons from mathematics

When I started studying algebra, I did very poorly in homework. I couldn't see any relationship between the instructor's lectures, the textbook material, and the homework problems I was assigned. One day the instructor requested that I stay after school. He greeted me with, "We are going to stay here—all night if necessary—until you learn that correct application of the rules always brings the right answers." That day I began to see that he was right. From then on, algebra and, later, higher studies in mathematics were fun to work out.

I gleaned valuable lessons from this early encounter and found that they translated for me into my study and application of metaphysical truths:

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