The Sarick Effect Isn’t A Thing (Okay, It Is, But Not By That Name)

Here’s a post I wrote for the Progressive Youth Ministry blog last week. It was a riff on something I’d heard in an audiobook I was listening to after being seized with guilt for not reading enough.

The payoff was immediate. An early chapter gave me a subject for the blog post, and I went with it. I should have finished the chapter, though, because it’s not until the end that the author reveals he’s made up the subject entirely.

It’s better if our learning is evenly paced and doesn’t come in fits of anxiety, either because we’re facing a deadline or simply because we become acutely aware of everything we don’t know. Hastily acquired learning is unreliable.

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