Monday Moaning: Monkey Wisdom.
I am smiling as I am writing this title down as the idea of us being like the monkeys we know from a certain saying. Monkey see, Monkey do.
Crazy right but it is exactly what we do when we open our phone and google how we need to do something or even write something. And it shames me to admit I done so as well. Making mistakes by doing things that are not meant for me or not even know if it was correct. But it worked at that moment without putting to much thought in it myself.
That is what it means isn’t it? Monkey see, monkey do. Without thinking just copying what ever is in front of us. And it doesn’t stop with just videos of some dumb fucks gliding of a mountain on their bare ass. Or as the games go keep on getting more extreme where facebook pages just burst with challengers.
Eating a spoon of cinnamon for example. Teenagers died doing this because they seen it and just copy it without putting any thought in it. Or the new trend is taping yourself high up a ceiling or in a tree with duck tape. And well you may guess this would happen. People died trying or ended up hurt.
But that might all be overthinking things.
Common knowledge and common sense and maybe our wisdom slowly vanishing from our own mind.
We stopped thinking and just started doing, following our predecessor and not even spend a second wondering how he came to that conclusion or result. We just copy and somehow think we can have the same result. To think only of success may be a good thing there is more than just copying what someone else has done.
This is man is based on my own thinking and observation. Knowing full well the things I done as well.
Still in the end our common knowledge is based on using a phone to do remember all our knowledge and somehow hope it also holds our wisdom.
And that may just be where we make a mistake. Wisdom is how we use our knowledge. To have a sense on how to have it at our disposal to help us further in life.
Could I been thinking wrong?
Wisdom is something we think up our self it comes to us after failing and succeeding more than once at something. It is the path of using knowledge to our own advantage and create new ways to move forward. It is the trust and pride we hold in this life, after each new event gathering new ways with out own energy.
Now we open a jar and pour it out and hope for the same result. And to think the disappointment will only grow when you did not do it all by yourself might as well be a result we see more often.
So what if we do not use the knowledge to create and gather wisdom we can use to teach what we learned. More so the fewer people are truly gathering knowledge while other rely on their common knowledge and the wisdom the few share. We seem to just accept theirs as truth from the gecko.
Smart as it may be to let other do the work for you or in this case the thinking, it doesn’t help us if we do not keep up using our own brain to remember things.
Things that I have come across is that even I can remember less than I used to. My long term memory seems to have changed significantly. Let alone my short term memory that is hardly used at all. As everything is put in our phone or computers the moment we know and can forget.
But can we forget, we still need a way to remember how to access it after. But we don’t. We ask questions put in our search query and that is that. We started to expect people to remember their own things and if not remember have it in their phones. That last part becomes more prominent as even our bank cards are stored on there.
And it starts with the schools.
I had a harsh training and I think many my age would know the long hours staring aimlessly at a teacher. Boring as it may have been we were taught to think and use what we learned. Problems given were solved by painstakingly use what we learned. And if we didn’t know we needed to learn harder and remember a little more.
@0 minutes of the 50 was all talk after that it was working, solving and pushing your own limits. Drilling languages as one teacher did never worked for me. In the end I need to do it all by myself. It is how I gained my knowledge and wisdom how to use it.
These days education has a plan to become more fun. Robotics as mentioned before. Or jumping up and down in class to keep the blood going. And stimulate brains. Imagine whole classes jump up and down and kids getting distracted easy.
Or the kids who know how to use a tablet arguing with a teacher that something is not right. Just because he could look it up.
Should we replace the understanding with simple acceptance, as is.
Soon as we just presume that what is out there is accepted as common knowledge we forget the rel knowledge we need to move forward in life. Just accepting without truly understanding is not a way it should be.
And still I see an educational system being build on that. That what is told can be found and accepted as is. Not having to know or understand may have us store more knowledge we already know but not have the wisdom to use it.
I am still learning every day, but I might have just come to understand I need to expand my own knowledge base so that I have some understanding of how to create a life I am happy living.
Monkey see, monkey do. Well I try to do differently and see if I can adjust what I know to ourgrow that what is being created.