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What Lurks Behind Closed Doors…

As you know the last few days Boza and I are two bachelors. Our better half is traipsing around Leuven, Belgium. She is absorbing lots of data to make her job even more fun at Gazprombank…

So I made a wonder cup of coffee this morning and started to sip it while I was doing some thinking’s. It seems that my mind is stuck on the flagrant flaunting of rights, that is becoming more normal in America. It is strange that when you are living in America it is real hard to see what is in front of your face. We grow up being bombarded daily with data, data, data and more data. This data starts from birth and never stops. The TV is the greatest baby sitter that was ever invented and now the computer fills the missing gaps…

So when you go to another world (literally) that does not have TV running 24 hours a day, a computer in every home and school or even electricity but half a day or less. You start seeing a difference in the people and their reactions to things…

Now I do not talk about Moscow, Russia because that is close enough to an American city that it might as well be an American city. But lets talk about Russia excluding the biggest cities. Lets talk about Siberia, Mongolia, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and many many others…

When you travel a country like Mongolia. They live in a world of data deficiency, compared to a country like America. Yes I know America has Wyoming, Nevada and other states that are desolate and data deficient. But not like a country or area, with the vast expanses of Siberia and Mongolia…

These people would be considered deaf and dumb to the world and surrounding countries, by American or Moscow standards…

So what am I getting at?

You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird… So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing — that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something. Richard Feynman (1918 – 1988)

Other words you can have access to everything the world has to offer but if you cannot see the forest for the trees then you are no better off than someone living on an island alone for 40 years. You would actually be worse off than the person living on the island. They have much more knowledge than you do about life and real things. They have survived without any exterior help. They have real knowledge…

Still confused?

Me Too! But I know that this train of thought is important…

The fact that we are on sensory overload is done on purpose. We are allowed to have unfettered data streaming 24 hours a day – 365 days a year. We do not have time to stop and smell the coffee, because if we did we might discover as I have. That things are not in sync with the data that we acquire 24 hours a day…

I once had a little ancient man tell me something to my face. He was directing it at me personally…

“Being aware that you are unenlightened is the first step to knowledge. But knowledge in its basic raw form can hinder maturation!”

Today after 33 years, I finally understand what he was telling me…

We must learn to balance the data to utilize it to its fullest. For only then will we see what lurks behind the closed door…

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