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Knowledge vs being.


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Initial post: 29 Dec 2013 15:56:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Dec 2013 15:56:55 GMT
The society we live in seems to place a high value on knowledge. When we enter the world, we are born with a fixed essence, but NO personality. Then, slowly, we are programmed by our family, friends and our teachers.

The emphasis is always to know, to know more about everything. However we do not focus on being. We think that being simply means 'existence'. We do not recognise different levels of being.

Yet it is our being that determines our life, not our knowledge. For example we can 'know' that we should "judge not, lest we be judged ourselves". But can we do it? Can we apply the knowledge? We know we should stop smoking. Yet we cannot do it. People know many, many things, yet most is unapplied and useless.

Our leaders in politics fail to see this. Hence change never happens.

Posted on 29 Dec 2013 20:40:10 GMT
What's this <<we>> stuff Gomsy?

Worse than that, it seems to me, in my most humble opinion, that many (99% from my unscientific observations) believe know all sorts of stuff, they scream it out loud...but they know sheet all.

Btw we've just watched a load of enjoyable rollox on C4, the lovely, lumpy, posh S Fry ('body like a bin liner filled with yoghurt') playing at being a Navy Seal with the posh, manly action hero, B Grylls.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2013 21:02:04 GMT
We...more than one.

Posted on 29 Dec 2013 21:04:31 GMT
Spin says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2013 22:32:45 GMT
You and who else? the dog doesn't count.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2013 22:39:19 GMT
What Sinatra song was that Spinny?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2013 06:05:42 GMT
...which 'we' in the OP is incorrect?

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2013 09:41:10 GMT
There's only you and Stacky.

Stacky doesn't count

Therefore there is no 'we'

But if you insist: it can only be YOU!

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2013 13:02:37 GMT
easytiger says:
The Supreme leader had lots of spare change this year. A lot less xmas presents to buy.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2013 16:34:35 GMT
Embrace...

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2013 19:34:15 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2013 19:36:06 GMT
He's been skiing this Chrimble Tide at the democratic people's brand new resort.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2013 19:38:08 GMT
...able You? by the very talented Gershwin boys. Check out Billy Holiday singing it, better than transcendental meditation
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Initial post:  29 Dec 2013
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