Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Information versus Knowledge - 2

Information is a noun derived from the Latin verb informare (to inform an idea of, to instruct, or to teach). Several sources defined it as that which informs (including facts, figures, and data) and from which knowledge can be derived. To use a vehicle metaphor: you have the facts and data about the vehicle, how it works, and how to care for it appropriately. Where do you get information? From formal and information education; by learning from the experiences of others as well as your own (assuming you are one of those who do learn from both your failures as well as your successes—and not everyone does). You learn from watching others, starting with your parents and caregivers, and from watching yourself; paying attention to the choices you made and the behaviors you exhibited and their results. 

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