Thank you for your essential question.
The practical answer: 1.) research and 2.) developing the case study method.
For a bit more information, see http://nlcsa.net/welcome/nlcsa/
The existential answer:
I have worked with the brightest people in the world investigating the nature of mind. See: "Five Pioneers talk about Learning, AI, and Education" at
My second case study, as published, was judged "the finest single study of
children's learning we have, in care, in detail, in breadth, and in sensitivity of perspective." Here I publish supporting background material of that study,
for review and criticism. Full disclosure is what science requires.
My third case study is even richer and more pregnant with meaning for understanding the nature of mind and how it is created through experience.
The analysis of that material is my life mission, which I have committed myself to undertake openly, so critics can question details, argue with my interpretations,
or show how much smarter they are than I am (easy to do).
My first case study is important because our answers are found in our questions.
Personally, my life has been wonderfully blest, as one might expect for a person
born on the rarest day of the Gregorian calendar in the year of the Golden Dragon.
Once a runner, I've caught my second wind, and will go on "whilst this machine is to me."