You read one book and it tells you that if you want to be successful and happy, then you must do this. You pick up another book and it says, if you do what it says in that first book your read, then you’ll wind up poor and miserable. So which one to believe?
Read them both and then make up your own mind.
And that is the simple difference between being a student and a follower.
We also need to remember that studying is not enough. We need to take what we’ve learned and become a practitioner, that’s how we find a path that works for us. Once we’ve done that, we can give back by sharing our own theory.
Good luck in 2016.