Friday, July 13, 2012

Questions Answered: Part Five

Q:"Imagine this situation, you and your son are at a river swimming or fishing or just playing water games or something, you leave your son for a sec and Bow, a crocodile has him, now the crocodile has one rule, he gives you - the parent- a chance to predict what he is going to do with your child. It vows to return your child if your prediction was true, however, if not your child belongs to him. 

In one situation, human logic fails to solving this particular dilemma, answering with 'you will take my child never to return' that is; for if he returns your child you didn\'t predict right and yet he returned your child Or the opposite, taking your child as you predicted. – So the crocodile is not applying its rule while applying it @_@-

All I know is that the child’s fate has got to be considered as well ? "

A: Some questions are never meant to be answered. They're just a reminder of how fragile we are. How weak our principles can get, however, this question has two ends. One is, that Logic does not fail at solving this at all. If the crocodile asked you to predict what it was going to do with your son, and you answered "you'll take him never to return" then he is supposed to honor his vow and give him back. Because you did predict what was going to happen. Now, it doesn't matter what happens AFTER it hands you back your son, as that is irrelevant looking closely at the question, the other end is, that it really is unsolvable. The latter is really not that rare. As something very similar happens almost everyday, we choose to be happy and laugh knowing that its not going to last, we make memories, and most importantly, we make mistakes everyday, and sometimes we repeat those same mistakes! In terms of logic, a mistake only happens once, if it happens again, it wasn't a mistake, it was a choice and trust me, people make a lot of choices only to regret them later. It really reflects the sad world that we are in today.

Q: " Hey mate, I was wondering why people hate death so much? like, why are they so afraid of it? "

A: Ask yourself this, what is the ONE truth in life? Death. It's something we all go through, poor, rich, famous nothing matters. It serves as a reminder of what really is important, and that is: nothing. Because at the end, everyone dies leaving only their actions as they echo in the minds of their loved ones. They hate it because it is truth, an absolute truth with no hope of escaping it. You see people aren't really afraid to die, they're afraid of being forgotten. Because when faced upon death, they are reminded of their hallow life, they are instantly reminded of their misdeeds and everything wrong they ever did. That's why you always hear them begging "No! Give me a chance!" it really is funny, because we live on the brink of death yet act in total denial of it. Anybody could die, at any second. However their actions indicate they believe otherwise, also, not all fear death, those who live a good life and life for others are so comfortable, in fact most of them believe that death would even be easier than life itself and would embrace death with open arms because they have no regrets whatsoever. Live each day as it is the last day of your life. Live as if you would die tomorrow, and I promise that fear would be gone in an instant. 

Q: "Question about the recent post, so you mean like no body knows anything? that everyone isn\'t as smart as they think? are we really that stupid we humans? lol "

A: If there is one thing that is certain, it is that we know nothing. A person, the smarter he gets, the more he realizes this. That's why almost every philosopher of ancient Greece (Socrates, Homer,Aristotle... just to name a few) share this common saying "I know nothing" you can be the wisest person in the entire planet. No person can ever be wiser than you, if you just learn this thing, that you know nothing. Knowledge does not stay still, it is always expanding. Nobody is as smart as they think. Know the truth, and use it to your own advantage, awareness of your own ignorance is knowledge itself. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Knowing Everything

"Knowledge is power"

Why is it that this statement has nearly lost its affect? It's very rare to see someone learning because they want to learn not because they have to, there's a clear difference. For example, why was it so easy for you to learn how to write? How to speak? To answer, because you really wanted to, not because you had to. I was surprised when I heard someone say 'I know everything' obviously it didn't surprise me that he said it, but the fact that they thought a statement like that can even exist, even if it did, what good would come from it? It's all a little too overrated and pointless really, proof? We'll be getting down to that in a moment. 

What do you define as being knowledge? Is it general information about a certain matter? Or is it maybe just information specifically on what you need around you? Or is it something else? Knowledge is power, and that power comes from experience.  For example, if a person see's a pit of fire in the middle of the road, they will try to walk through it (provided they have no basic knowledge of fire whatsoever) when they get burned, they understand that they should have just avoided it because they can get burned and so on. That really is the most important sort of knowledge. That's why statements like "someone who has never made a mistake never tried anything new" and "to win, you have to first fail" exist and that's why making mistakes is the best way to learn.

So by now you should be getting the bigger picture of this post, and that it, it takes time to build 'proper' knowledge and that time is forever. In essence, a person never truly stops learning because life always finds ways to surprise us, who would have thought that after so long, life can still be original with the problems it throws at us. You see, statements such as 'I know everything' cannot possibly exist because it is not logical for them to be, for example if a person lives in the middle-east he wouldn't have to learn how to speak Greek or Mandarin (Chinese) as they are not exposed to those cultures and would have no benefit whatsoever from learning them, instead of spending time learning something that they almost will never use, how about they learn something that really matters, something that they will use in their every day life? 

'I know everything' cannot exist because the statement is too big. There is always something you don't know because you aren't exposed to it. You don't even know it exists and yet, while remaining ignorant of the fact that it does, you claim you do, thus invalidating your original statement. Knowledge is a journey that never ends. Thus it is really pointless to claim such a thing because it cannot be true. 

Until next time,