IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION?
Well, I’ll tell you a little story, when my daughter Kian was about 2 or 3 we were driving thru the loop in U-City and she spotted a crow and yelled: “papa, regarde!” which means:”papa! look!” (we speak French to each other).
I glanced at the bird for half a second and said: “Oh yeah, that’s a crow!” and that was the end of that. A few seconds later I realized that what she was pointing out was this interesting flying flapping black creature in the blue sky that was happening right now but what I was pointing at was the definition I had in my head of what a crow is. ie: a black bird of this size, that lives here, etc….
I realized that I didn’t really look at what was happening now, I was using a past reference that was stored in my memory. I could not see. I would never be able to see this particular crow at this moment ever again. It was happening live 🙂
Knowledge is now. It is not in time. Knowledge is felt, information is thought. Information are bits and pieces of useless data. It’s not useless for material things such as building a road, house, etc….but when it has to do with relationships, emotions, psychological well being then it is not only useless but detrimental (interesting word, detrimental. Detri-mental, detri (destroy) mental (mind).
You can have the information that smoking will hurt and kill your lungs, and still smoke. But when you can’t breathe and have some chest pain or are coughing out bits and pieces of lungs then that’s knowledge. You see? one is an idea, abstract, non personal the other is you.
Reply: I like it. What a great way to view life. Everything changes so fast and we are always using our prejudices and judgements to cloud what we see.