What I have learned
Let me distinguish
between knowing and learning. Knowledge and Wisdom. Knowing
is getting information. To know about something. There is no end of
information that we come across at every step in our life. Initially,
I was stuffing my brain with all sorts of information- how many states
are there, how many Presidents, how many planets, what are their names,
who wrote what book and what poem was written by who...the list is endless.
However, with advent of the Internet and handheld tools to connect to
the Internet, there is really no need to memorize that sort of information.
Why waste brain cells when you can buy a 2TB hard drive for less than
100$! LOL. Why stuff brain when you can access them, maybe in few more
seconds, on the Internet? Or with 2 or 3 clicks on your iPhone or Android
phone or Tablet. In this age of smart phones and Internet, you need
to spend some time in learning
how to get the most out the Google,
Bing search engines.
in my opinion is wisdom and learning what really matters. Learn from
others experiences. Make few mentors. Keep a list of family members,
friends of colleagues who are experts and who are in avid pursuit of
information and knowledge. Let us say you get a traffic ticket and not
sure what is the best way to respond. First, talk to your friend or
family member who seems to be experienced/knowledgeable about this stuff.
Give me him/her a call. Most probably he or she would love to help you
(Who doesn't like to give advice? LOL). Also, this is a great opportunity
to connect with a friend or a relative when we happen to live in a cave
(or a mention/palace) in modern society. If this way doesn't help, Google
it. If you are trying to fix something with your leaking toilet, or
with your car or washer/dryer, search YouTube
too. You will most probably find someone with step by step instructions.
Now we live in such
a time when you have more information available than you need. Or you
can understand. When I say 'you', I mean most of us. I am included too.
Some news channels are just wastage of our time in my opinion. As an
example, if you are following CNBC or some business channel, it is surprising
to know that we have wasted last 3-4 years to find just one answer-
Is US Economy doing good? Or are we doing bad? They keep us fluctuating
between two sides... It is their business to get us hooked up so they
make money but there are things in life nobody (very few I mean) has
a handle on it. Also, it really doesn't matter for most of know about
certain things. There are better things out in life....
To talk about what
matters and what helps in your day-to-day life. THIS IS the guiding
force for this section on my website. I intend to write down what I
have learned. I also encourage you to share what you have learned.