Most of what I do in life is to feed my curiosity, that is, (luckily?) perfectly aligned with my mission: taking humans to the next evolutionary level of humanity: human being.
There is a lot to observe if you have the right questions, but observation is one thing, the right interpretation is another...
We learn in the Playground that what you see/observe/experience comes to you, at you as a tight package that like a hand, has a front of the hand, and the back of the hand. We call that in this work "occurrence".
If I asked you how you knew your god loved you... you would say because your god gave you an easy life. And I would know everything anyone needs to know about you: you are worthless. You value having higher than earning.
Charlie Munger says: to get what you want, you need to deserve what you want.
That sounds really good, but the truth value of that statement is just 10%... 90% of the whole truth is missing.
An accurate, higher truth value statement would be: to get what you want, you need to appropriate what you want. Make it yours, so you can work with it... 60% truth value.
I know, some other articles I have said "earn" what you want... 30% truth value.
There is, probably, a higher than 60% truth value statement... but my agenda here is to drive something home... so that 60% truth value statement will do for now.
Humans, you, would have to appropriate beingness to have the right to call yourself a human being... you aren't. Talking about beingness isn't... just like talking about flying isn't...
But beingness is also outside of the agenda of this article: the agenda is to talk about what is yours and what isn't. What you can work with, what you can use, what knowledge you can connect the dots in...
Explained: That is the name of one of my favorite shows on Netflix.
We all walk around with some approximate knowledge of things... we know absolutely nothing exactly, deeply. At best we remember what we read, heard, but that is second hand knowledge. In a world where PhD's have 7-10% truth value, second hand knowledge is virtually worthless. Even if you had the ability to repeat word for word what they said, your knowledge would be still just 7-10% truth value... sound dismal, doesn't it?
I monitor visitor behavior on my site... to see how they treat my articles... I spend a few minutes a week, in the morning. It often gives me an idea of what to write about, what to teach next.
This article is a result of that few minutes of looking today.
Oh, I mostly look at people who signed up to get an email notification each time I publish a new article... by the way. Those people have expressed interest, so I want to see what people who say "I am interested" are doing.
There are two kinds of "readers" that I have detected.
The first kind reads the whole article, reads the footnotes, and then returns later and reads the article again.
The second kind skims the articles. Skims 2-3 articles per minute, looking for something interesting to read.
Unless it's accurate knowledge... i.e. true, tested, from an accurate source.
Unless you know what you learned... unless you know what you know... you didn't learn anything.
And unless what you leaned changes your behavior, inside or outside, nothing will change.
All learning is behavior modification, modifying behavior to become more fit to life, to play the game of life better, for yourself and for the human race.
So how do you modify behavior?
The process starts with an insight. The more energy is in the insight, the more energy you can or are willing to bring to the insight, the easier it will be to make the modification. Continue reading "Knowledge is not enough…"