Today’s topic is a little different. I will just be writing generally on the need to change your mindset. I will also discuss the need to learn how to learn and why it is important to simply learn for the sake of learning.
Is there anything that you want to know how to do? Why don’t you know how to do it? Is there any information that you want to know? Why don’t you know it yet?
It is time that we all stop relying on media and mainstream regurgitation of content for our daily knowledge intake. If you haven’t noticed, many times my content will have the information required, but I will leave a small amount of detailed information out of the post. Why is that. Because although I want to teach people and enjoy it, I also want others to look up the information themselves.
If I gave you 100% my take on things and gave you enough details that you didn’t have to look at ANY other website, I would be doing you the disservice of questioning the authority of this site. Sounds really bad for business, right?
What is important to me is that you know how to go from concept, to research, to practice, and then fruition. I want you to get all the info that I give, then go out on the web and see what others have to say and what experience others have. Once you have all the data and opinions, it is time for you to make up your mind if the information or concept is relevant or worth your efforts (although, if I thought any different, I probably wouldn’t write about it.)
When your children want to know how to spell “duck”, do you teach them by spelling d-u-c-k, or do you tell them to look it up? Obviously, you have to give them some basic spelling lessons to learn to look it up.
We need to understand that in survival, our knowledge, skills, community, ability to think, and family are going to be much more important that all of the “stuff.” We would wish that we had spent more time learning how to store our food in root cellars, than on getting a bigger refrigerator (which is actually a less capable form of storage for many foods).
Stop dumbing yourselves down, people. Stop worrying about so much stuff before you spend time learning. I wrote a post about learning how to make a wood burning rocket mass stove, if you remember. I haven’t built one yet, but have the knowledge of how I want to. I have one option from a 5 gallon bucket and another from a number 10 can. Will I build one? Yes, but for trial and error, and to have it available. But I already know how to build one in a pinch. I will be taking the idea into practice soon though.
At a minimum, the regurgitated content on a Google search is from MANY sources with MANY differing opinions. You still have the ability to question and research all of the facts and opinions. This is why Google will trump news, any day.
I hate to cut this short, but I have stated my point. You need to think for yourself, learn to deal with things that come your way, and learn to teach yourself all the things you want to learn. Don’t be fooled. The ability to acquire knowledge is a skill. The ability to use the knowledge is a skill. The ability to follow through is a skill. Work on them like you would ANY other skill.
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