I agree its the best way to go for what you’re doing – definitely.
.I’ve found it _very very addictive_. As I’m not doing a pure-focus-on-physics at present as I did a few years ago, I have to be careful because I thoroughly enjoy it.
What I’m focusing on now is consolidation of knowledge from different fields of human knowledge and trying to tie things together via metaphors (concrete to abstract and back again) that are functional for explanatory purposes for a variety of people.
[mostly myself tongue emoticon ]
It’s one of the reasons I sound weird some times smile emoticon
But if I was doing a physics-heavy study again (which I’ll let myself do again one of these days), I’ll be right back there. It’s a wonderland and I remember when I’d read carefully and thoroughly, my brain would be clicking left and right, I’d be furiously taking notes once something ‘click in’ and made sense… and well.. it’s invigorating.