After decades of being a professional student (I love reading), it's apparent to me, that vital information is idle information when it falls only into the mind. It must also edge into the emotions to bear fruit in one's life. If learning is to have any might in your life, you've got to learn it right. If you don't feel it, you don't real it.
Understanding with the mind is shallow. Only when you involve your emotions in the learning process, do you assimilate the information deeper. Deeper levels of knowing supply a comprehension that makes it easy to proceed with confidence.