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Knowledge
    #1877246 - 09/03/03 01:44 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I don't think anyone would argue that less knowledge is better...

I believe that knowledge is key. It brings us together in harmony. It exposes lies and deceit. It allows us to understand.

I have devoted my life to the pursuit of knowledge.

Have you?

If not, why?


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You don't know what it is, but it's there....
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Re: Knowledge [Re: trendal]
    #1877261 - 09/03/03 01:49 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I don't know if knowledge brings people together *in harmony* all the time.



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I may not always tell the truth, but atleast I'm honest
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I see what everyone is saying. It is so hard to form an opinion when you see both sides so clearly!


Edited by sirreal (09/03/03 02:01 PM)


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Re: Knowledge [Re: trendal]
    #1877264 - 09/03/03 01:50 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Yes. My life is dedicated to constantly learning from life experience, thus gaining knowledge. This is evolution, the perpetual spiral of accumulating wisdom.

Ignorance IS bliss. But not the way to true understanding and happiness. Knowledge can be suffering, but that is yet another lesson in which to gain knowledge from. To change the world you must first understand it, and start with yourself. To understand it you must experience it and gain knowledge.

There is no end. The purpose of life is to evolve; mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This is accomplished through constant life lessons through experience. Through experience we face challenges and life lessons, if we learn from them, we gain wisdom, and move on to the next lesson. Life, to me, is all about gaining wisdom through experience.


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Re: Knowledge [Re: trendal]
    #1877274 - 09/03/03 01:53 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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It exposes lies and deceit.




Or covers them up.Or creates more.

Quote:

It allows us to understand.




It allows us to form our own understanding.Not always the same.

Quote:

I have devoted my life to the pursuit of knowledge.





So have I. But we probably see things alot different from each other.


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Re: Knowledge [Re: sirreal]
    #1877280 - 09/03/03 01:56 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Embrace diversity.


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Re: Knowledge [Re: Shroomism]
    #1877289 - 09/03/03 01:59 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Trendal said "together in harmony".


That is what I was reffering to. I should have quoted him.


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Re: Knowledge [Re: sirreal]
    #1877310 - 09/03/03 02:07 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I do not think that knowledge covers anything up. Greed and mistrust cover things up, and it is usually knowledge itself that is covered.


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Re: Knowledge [Re: Shroomism]
    #1877311 - 09/03/03 02:08 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

We are all the Master and the Student, or at least we all should be  :wink:


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That there's something wrong with the world.
You don't know what it is, but it's there....
Like a splinter in your mind...
Driving you mad.


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Re: Knowledge [Re: trendal]
    #1877317 - 09/03/03 02:11 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Teacher and student simultaneously  :laugh:

All vague notions must fall before the pupil can call himself the master ~ Bruce Lee   


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Re: Knowledge [Re: Shroomism]
    #1877320 - 09/03/03 02:12 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Shroomism said:
Embrace diversity.



Diversity is only worth a damn if it's natural. Forced diversity is anything but diverse.


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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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Re: Knowledge [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1877327 - 09/03/03 02:16 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Indeed... and it takes knowledge to know the difference


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Re: Knowledge [Re: trendal]
    #1877333 - 09/03/03 02:17 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

trendal said:
I do not think that knowledge covers anything up. Greed and mistrust cover things up, and it is usually knowledge itself that is covered.





Knowledge itself can be used for many purposes. Knowledge itself does not create harmony or goodness. Maybe I don't understand precisely what you mean by knowledge.


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Re: Knowledge [Re: Shroomism]
    #1877334 - 09/03/03 02:17 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Shroomism said:
Indeed... and it takes knowledge to know the difference


It's sad so few do.


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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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Re: Knowledge [Re: trendal]
    #1877854 - 09/03/03 04:37 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I have but one thing to say on this subject:

know thyself
as within, so too without

er...is that two things?
eh well...whatever worx


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Re: Knowledge [Re: Mystical_Craven]
    #1878114 - 09/03/03 05:53 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Knowledge shall set you free...

Perception and awareness of what is going on always help, too, and I guess they come with knowledge...

Eh, what else is there to say, especially after Shroomism showed up? (Kudos). :grin:
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Re: Knowledge [Re: fireworks_god]
    #1878360 - 09/03/03 07:15 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I have reams ov 'knowledge' about Delirium Trements(sp?) that I'd like to have less ov. :smirk:
 


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Re: Knowledge [Re: Elvish]
    #1878470 - 09/03/03 07:40 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

knowledge unapplied is worse than ignorance.
knowledge comes from books (or webpages).
wisdom comes from experience.


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Re: Knowledge [Re: mr crisper]
    #1878534 - 09/03/03 07:58 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Gaining and pondering knowledge IS an experience.


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Re: Knowledge [Re: chunder]
    #1878573 - 09/03/03 08:07 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

chunder said:
Gaining and pondering knowledge IS an experience.



an experience - i had an interesting experience today.
experience - i have plenty of experience in the field of electronics.
can u see the difference?


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Re: Knowledge [Re: trendal]
    #1878574 - 09/03/03 08:07 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I think application of knowledge leads to wisdom and a wise person knows how to live happily.

I can't see how ignorance is bliss. to me ignorance is one of the worse things someone can do to themselves. sure knowledge brings on some suffering, but what good is enjoyment without knowing what suffering is first?


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