Leonardo was a genius in solving problems and inventing things. If Leonardo was living today and
was diabetic he would question every diabetes expert in an attempt to solve his diabetic problem. Here is a quote from the book. "Although we all started life with a Da Vinci-insatiable curiosity, most of us learned once we got to school, that answers were more important than questions. …"The thinking skill that is rewarded is figuring out the "right answer", that is the answer held by the person in authority, the teacher. This pattern holds throughout university and post graduate education, especially in a class where the professor wrote the text." My words now
Questioning in school is usually not rewarded. The result is that what ever the professor says is passed on. He may not have been correct, but since questioning is not encouraged and may be punished with a poor grade it is passed on, wrong information is simply passed on. The same holds true for information from experts on which diabetics depend. Most diabetic experts are not
diabetics themselves. They are merely passing information on much of which we diabetics
depend on. As diabetics we become experts on diabetes ourselves from our experience.
Do not be afraid of questioning pronouncements of experts. Ask questions from many different angles, no matter how simple a question may be. Do not let the pronouncement of an expert
intimidate you or keep you from questioning. That is how Leonardo da Vinci would approach it if he were here. He was a genius. There can be a little bit of genius in all of us.
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