Monday Moaning: Come-on Knowledge!
It has been a week for me to settle myself again on the blog and get my writing juices flowing in an abundance once again. Okay I missed yesterday but I have a good excuse for that, I was being lazy. Ooh and I wasn’t in an sensual mood. But all jokes aside, Life does have my priority over an internet connection.
I tend to have a critic eye towards myself and those around me. And as last week was about school and learning I wanted to look a little further. Under go some of the ideas myself and found myself hurling at the ideas that were so common these days.
Hence the tile has a small word play or however it is called.
The following is just something that started to occur to me and even take over. How well it was imprinted had me baffled and confused, as it was at the same time already an idea that made me move away from certain connections through the web.
At the same time it is also the reason I come around less as my time consumption is taken over by cups of coffee or a drink. Settle at a park bench and connect with who ever is there.
The concept these days seem to be strange and isn’t even met most of the time. And when it does the conversations are brief and like headliners made up of once simple sentence without a real thought behind it or even their own insight on things.
Not sure this is the right way to introduce my thought for today and how these two seem so closely connected.
Would we draw 2 circles they most certainly overlap each other but one is smaller and shrinking.
How common knowledge overtakes knowledge as it is found behind a button.
The knowledge we possess is nothing more than a button click away. At least most of it is. In this day and age it has become common knowledge that you can find anything with a click. We even went so far as to give it a verb.
Our daily routine is that if we do not know we ask our browser for the answer and leave it at that. Soon after we might just have forgotten it already as it was of no importance. We use what we created, in this case a data bank where knowledge is stored.
Carefully plotting our way we have no knowledge of our own and thus no real way of creating.
There I said it. Knowledge is to create not to be misunderstood as common knowledge and ready for access to be forgotten after use. As nothing is created that way.
Our senses are based on what others think and we take that as an answer without following through and use our own knowledge (if we have any) and thought process to see if this is truly what makes me, me. An opinion after all has some definition on who we are and though we change our position through our way of thinking many just assume one thought that was made by an other.
Common knowledge, something a large group simply knows. On which our common sense thrives. But it is over taking what we know and have learned. We and I did find this to be happening when I started to pay attention to my own thoughts. We are quicker to forget as we already know we can find it easy and quick with a click.
To forget so soon is a thread to our way of thinking and to our knowledge we have but are unable to use. In order to create.
Can this be our downfall? That we create ways to become lazy and depend on our inventions so much we forget how we even got there. Just a handful of people have real knowledge and they are disappearing.
It is like I mentioned last week that kids are taught to use our inventions and gadgets and how to use it correctly. So we teach them to be an ICT savvy person but no real knowledge is passed on. Or it is just forgotten as it can be found again. How to be a baker or carpenter for that matter.
These are simple professions but forgotten they are best done by those who know and have the knowledge. A welder with knowledge may not be faster than a robot but his mind and brain is more valuable than that robot arm. But we depend on the robot and think we know how to welt ourselves. How high and mighty do we think we are.
Could it be that we are maybe doing it wrong?
Should we teach to use what we have created or teach to create?
At some point just using might stall our creating and have knowledge getting lost.
Cultures are pretty much the same. We should face the fact knowledge from some civilisations are lost due to the fact there was no body to teach. And if there was one to teach it is not said to be lame to learn. And thus we see cultures and their habits fade away into oblivion just like our own knowledge.
Doomsday thinking? Maybe but it is not bad to learn even the most obvious and boring parts. It is something basic we are neglecting or just forgetting it exists.
Common knowledge these days is that we do not need to remember or learn. It is right underneath our fingertips.
True I am repeating myself here but one should try and pay attention to their own life and one might just see how easy we fall back on our internet. How easy and quick we forget something we learned.
I just seen it first hand, my own hands flipping through and over a tablet just because I forgot a name. Knowledge it is slipping away from me and to be honest I fear not knowing something myself. For someone like me who loves to learn and takes as much as one possibly can every day. Suck it up like a sponge and store it in my own brain and muscles.
Muscles? Yes muscles as I need to keep up the memory it holds on writing or even something silly like making fire. Just seeing a clip on Youtube doesn’t mean you can actually do it now can you?
Till so far this weeks rant and moan. I will be back as there is or might be a little more I want to say on this.