Thursday, May 26, 2016

Information versus Knowledge, 4

Acquiring knowledge, especially that most elusive self-knowledge, requires awareness, intention, and a choice to learn, daily practical application of knowledge using willpower, consistent effort, and ongoing evaluation. The daily practical application of knowledge can change your brain, your choices, your behaviors, and your life. It can help you move beyond merely surviving to thriving—and in the process may help you improve your health, increase your likelihood of success, positively impact your relationships, and even extend your longevity. Confucius (551-479 BC) reportedly said: It is not that I do not know what to do—it is that I do not do what I know. And therein lies the rub, as the old saying goes. [Come to think of it, I’m pretty sure that the Apostle Paul said virtually the same thing.] It sort of describes a frequently observed human condition in terms of consistent follow-through...

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