Example 1: Reading is good. Reading at the expense of all else is bad. The same is true for taking courses, doing experiments etc. etc.
Example 2: Learning to do everything yourself vs. depending on others for everything. If you must ask others to help you do everything, you become a leach. On the other hand if you fail to delegate tasks to others when the opportunity arises, you will probably fail to remain competitive or, at the very least, find you have no life.
This is not to say you should be balanced in everything. This would be dull.
A few extremes make you a unique and interesting individual.
But overall things should balance out; like a big branch in one direction balanced by others in the opposite direction.
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Created 28 Sept 1995