Viser arkivet for stikkord knowledge

What we know and what we don't know.

There is what I know I know, what I know I don’t know, but what people in high places must ask themselves is: What knowledge do I need but don’t I know I don’t know? Because that is where the problem lay. Politicians are all certain they know enough to perform the task of fixing their nation’s economy, but there may exist knowledge that is necessary to fix their nation’s economy which they don’t know they don’t know.
There are tasks where:
-You know enough to perform the task sufficiently well.
-You don’t know enough to perform the task sufficiently well.
But they are indistinguishable from each other, because you have things you don’t know you don’t know, so any number of the things you don’t don’t you don’t know can be a piece of knowledge you need to perform the task.
So as a rule of thumb, always assume you don’t know enough to perform the task sufficiently well.
If you are an economist it just means what you don’t know is not likely to be grouped in the economy curriculum, its in behavioral psychology or neuroscience or boolean algebra for all you know. There are people that have devoted their lives to thinking about one particular problem, and for all you know they thought about the problem you’re trying to solve.
Finding some of the things you don’t know you don’t know, but that you need to know, takes a long time, I suggest you hire someone for that.

Doctorate in being alive.

Quality over quantity is a common expression when it comes to how long people want to live. But if the quality of life is so low being alive in itself is not enough, there may be a problem, not with what you own, what you do or what you consume, but how good you are at living, which comes from what you know.

It takes 14 years to become a neurosurgeon, after 4 years of college. So it takes 18 years to become so good at neuroscience that they trust you to use the knowledge how you see fit, to operate in someones brain. How long do you learn before you are trusted to use the knowledge how you see fit in order to decide what you want to do for a living, where you want to live, how long you want to live, who you want to live with and so forth? 18 years. How long do you think it actually takes to become as good at being alive as a neurosurgeon is at operating in your brain? I leave that to you to think about, so you can decide for yourself how much education you need/needed to become a Doctor in the scientific field of being alive.

You are what you know, so I link to the best documentary series I have found, and ask if you have ever seen someone among the best in the world in something, being bored.