I can imagine the doubt. The point is, there is a time to inventory (?) and there is a time to digest. When I'm inventorying it is important to keep the pace up. First to prevent that the work becomes a burden and secondly to keep sight of the context. If you dive too deep too early then it's easy to get sucked into the marsh of variations like a hippopotamus.
Another reason why I work fast and write so much is that it clears my head. I seal off a process with a conclusion of which I know it wil not make it to eternity. From then on I work with this conclusion, forgetting how I arrived at it. This makes room for new thoughts in my head. And based on this conclusion I work on. Usually within one or to years arriving back at that conclusion and asking myself, is it actually true? I just go where logic reasoning leads me having no preference where that might be. Logic is destructive by nature. You can only proof that something is NOT true. For a notion what is true you need intuition. So I follow the road of exclusion. Boy, did I exclude something the past years! If I did that at a slow pace, it will take me decades.
So yes, I have read all the text in the book and I can even proof that, and no I haven't digest it or played intensively through the games.
I have read enough though that my intuition is triggered which tells me that I might need one or two years to deepen this stuff out and I was just pondering about my approach:
Today I have taken a closer look at the center as described in My System. As you can expect, my systembuildersyndrome was triggered and before I knew it I was building the ultimate opening. And that is exactly the biggest problem with My System. It invites to take things absolute and to introduce dogma. If you beforehand belief that chess is a draw, you are inclined to make mediocre moves. In the middle of the balance. With mediocre moves the highest result that you can expect is a draw. While a loss isn't excluded. But it is of greatest importance to make unbalanced moves. Approaching the edge as much as possible. To be ready when your opponent has that accident or makes that mistake. Even my megalomany isn't that big that I belief that I can build the final opening. Yet, that is:)
So I have decided to go further where I was lingering, at plan bhèta, the invasion square. My intuition says:) that chapter 2 open files, chapter 14 overprotection and chapter 15 manoeuvering against weaknesses can be brought into relation with my idea's about the invasion square. That is what I intend to study.