Last week I introduced the KILLERS FROM WITHIN series and explained how LIMITED IMAGINATIONS can hinder our creativity.
Today I am going share a second Pathogen which is:
#2 THE ILLUSION OF KNOWLEDGE
It has been said and proven that the greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge.
The illusion of knowledge is a dangerous pathogen. It’s very common in the African society because we don’t indulge our curious minds to make discoveries. Carl Sagan said “For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.”
It may look like knowledge, it may feel like knowledge, it may even taste like knowledge but if it is not knowledge then it can never be knowledge.
Socrates discovered early that the only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
The illusion of knowledge is worst than the opposite of knowledge which is ignorance. We often feel too lazy to read or do any research, so its easier to be told what to do. We hire people to do for us what we can learn to do by ourselves and then become dependent and still ignorant. When we stay ignorant without getting curious to discover the right knowledge behind certain facts we are then vulnerable to believe whatever we are told to believe, be it true or an illusion.
What you feed your mind with is as important as the air you breathe. Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied of it.
“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire” L. Frank Baum
The information that comes into your mind determines your knowledge capacity. When your mind ingests a negative information, it stills stores it and processes it. So when your mind is in need it taps into that stored information to guide your decisions and actions, just like the ‘information to destiny’ flow chart I analysed in my last post.
So why don’t you develop a curious attitude to seek and feed your mind with the right information and acquire true knowledge and understanding to develop your mind today.
Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. CHEERS!…………. #Brand Strategist