From Knowing To Understanding
Knowledge is no great feat in and of itself, especially if that knowledge can’t be transformed into understanding.
If anything, knowledge alone could easily be rendered futile.
It's worthwhile to note, you are now living in the age of information.
Where knowledge is literally at your fingertips, a push of a button away.
So the skill is not in the consumption of that information
But in your ability to make good sense of it
In your ability to not only distinguish fact from fiction,
But view it in the broader context of the system that produced it.
In synthesising information and seeing how it relates to your actual lived experience.
How it measures up against or challenges your values
Your beliefs about right and wrong
What’s good and what's not
And how these often competing values translate to the priorities you set
And the decisions you ultimately make.
It’s not good enough anymore to just read the head lines, clickbait is a thing.
It’s also not good enough to take a single fact or source of information at face value