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Knowledge

To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
 —  Nicolaus Copernicus 

 

Knowledge to everyone is different because of our separate experiences that we have gone through. We see things in a different perspective and we also use our senses to guide us through to understand what is right and wrong or what we should do and what we shouldn’t. We are all easily influenced just depending on the crowd or environment we are in.

Premise 1: “Knowledge comes from personal experiences and our senses.”

We aren’t born with understanding of whats going on in the world. But as we grow up, we see things, we deal with our own personal battles and we learn and try to grasp it even if its just grasping air. Opening ourselves up to the world and allowing ourselves to get hurt with whatever comes our way grants us knowledge because we have that impact of emotions that teaches us. All of our experiences gets encoded into our brain so with whatever the trigger may be, the knowledge is there in reach for us to grab it. Also our senses, humans get influenced easily. They snapshot each and every part and apply it to themselves. If they see something bad going on with their siblings or parents or friends and they see the struggle  they have to put up with, their first instinct is to back away from situations like that.

Premise 2: “Humans apply what we have gone through and seen to our everyday lives”

With the knowledge we have, we apply that to our everyday lives. If our friends are going through something and you have gone through that same exact issue or something similar, you can take your experiences and apply that to their situation, trying to allow them to see things in a better light. It is after all their decision to make of what choices they want to proceed in because there is only so much you can say to someone and if they decide to choose otherwise, the mistake they made will first of all make them feel foolish because they should’ve listen but at the same time it teaches them and they grow and mature from that experiences. It is always a good thing to make bad decisions along the way in life because if we are always so conscious of the choices we make being all goody goody, we don’t gain anything from that.

 

Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known?
—  Charles de Lint.
Conclusion: ” We may not know everything but our knowledge increases as time goes by.”
 There are still unknown things in our world and there are still many more challenges ahead of us that we haven’t gone through which will come in time. Knowledge expands and expands as we move froward with life each day. Everyday we learn and experience something new and knowledge is gained from that. Like what Peter F. Drucker said “Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.”
 

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