Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Amazon Music Unlimited for Family Shop now Shop Women's Shop Men's
Customer Discussions > politics discussion forum

Knowledge vs being.


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-13 of 13 posts in this discussion
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
Shrek says:
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:
[Customers don't think this post adds to the discussion. Show post anyway. Show all unhelpful posts.]

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

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2013, 22:39:19 GMT
Shrek says:
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
Shrek says:
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
[Deleted by the author on 31 Dec 2013, 19:38:37 GMT]

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2013, 19:36:06 GMT
Shrek says:
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
Shrek says:
...able You? by the very talented Gershwin boys. Check out Billy Holiday singing it, better than transcendental meditation
‹ Previous 1 Next ›
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in
 


Recent discussions in the politics discussion forum

  Discussion Replies Latest Post
Man made global warming computer models 25 6 minutes ago
JC's Labour to win the next GE 12 40 minutes ago
The beginning of the end for Uber? 55 53 minutes ago
Mark Twain said of adjectives, “if you meet one, kill it.” 6 1 hour ago
Why do we need firmly bosomed girls standing behind boxers...smiling...? 22 1 hour ago
Great news... 0 2 hours ago
Will the North Korean people be able to deal with Trump banning them from his wonderful country? 0 2 hours ago
Victory for the poppy police. 0 3 hours ago
Is it getting worse or is it just the idiots imagination? 0 6 hours ago
How will we do it? 0 7 hours ago
One of our strongest delusions is that negative emotions are produced by circumstances, rather than realising that the causes are inside us. 5 10 hours ago
Prepare to defend the DPRK and the world from the mad man... 54 11 hours ago
 

This discussion

Discussion in:  politics discussion forum
Participants:  4
Total posts:  13
Initial post:  29 Dec 2013
Latest post:  31 Dec 2013

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.