Currently reading countless scholarly articles, peer-reviewed journals, and books. Many of them discuss the nuances between theory and practice.
My thinking: the distinction between theory and practice is a wonderfully descriptive metaphor for life.
Measure three times.
Cut twice.Return to Home Depot.
In theory, everything works. In practice, things fall apart. And, then it becomes a cycle. Practice sometimes fails. When it does, we theorize.
What went wrong? What can be done to improve or enhance my practice next time? Then, theories get tested in practice...