Yea. Here is a post where I tried to explain it from a different angle. Maybe will help.In light of this post, Id like to share this groundbreaking (near-epiphany) thought that has been on my mind for 2 months.. Knowledge is Trash! In 'Method Acting' you have the 'Object' of focus that is the ONLY thing that allows you to act with conviction to the point of even doing things on the fly that is 100% congruent with your character, even if things stray from the manuscript. (Lets say you are a karate master in the play. By accident, one of your co-actors pushes a glass mug off the table, and before you know it, your foot has extended to stop the fall, even balancing the mug on the tip of your toe.. because you were 100% focused on the Object of being a karate master of unparallelled skill..) Knowledge, can NEVER be part of an Object. Even if the knowledge takes the shape of very simple instructions, it will ALWAYS take your focus AWAY from a current Object of focus.
Example: You will star as a Billy Idol tribute act in an upcoming event. If you never saw Billy on TV or live, I could give you a set of simple INSTRUCTIONS, and you would still do a HORRIBLE impersonation. Because knowledge can never be part of an Object.
In figure bellow, is a picture of Billy. If I showed it to you and asked you to make that expression, you could probably do it instantly with a degree of success.
If I instead instructed you like the middle frame (without the picture), you would find it quite impossible to even follow that limited number of instructions at the same time, and even if you managed, the result would look nothing like the picture!!
Now, lets imagine I went as far as describing reason behind each instruction (like we LOVE to do in PU discussions), here represented by the outer frame, you would have so much on your mind that it would make things even more impossible.
This is why I cant shake this feeling that Knowledge is Trash!
In order to do well, you need to be inside the picture. The first and 2nd frame are both detrimental to any activity that has an element of 'dynamic performing', such as socializing with others.
Side-note: Those 'fish' diagrams (link on top) are part of my attempt turn what I do into a picture. Hence the need to eliminate things that dont 'paint a picture'.. its such hard work though. Elimination is MUCH harder than adding new things.