by Ludwig von Mises, to keep up with a younger brother.
I don't think I understood a single thing from beginning to end.
I just read each word of this ponderous, incomprehensible book
to myself without trying understand anything, and sure enough, I
didn't understand a thing! I probably went through this exercise
out of pure desperation because I knew I wasn't smart enough to
However, when I read it again a few years later I was surprised to
find that I had some degree of magically-obtained grasp of the material.
Today I love every word in this huge book! Thanks only to the "Shh"
Tract, not to any great effort or to innate intelligence.
So this is yet another method of approach for anyone who has set
his sights on some mind-boggling subject-matter. Clearly, saying the
wordsounds to yourself is not inconsistent with accessing the
But you do have to just let the words flit through your
mind, and not make any effort at all to grasp their meaning!
(Fortunately for me, it turned out that Human Action is probably the
greatest and most important book ever written! Well worth anyone's
first experiment with "Shh" Tract!)