Daily Archives: January 18, 2014

Poverty, the fragments and the whole picture

Beauty in death

We see life in fragments, always, we can sometimes combine a few fragments and thus form larger picture, as of nations and continents, but little more than that.
We see organisms and can scale the image down to species and individuals within species and the condition of individuals within each species, and so on down to tiny units. But we never see the whole picture.  Yet it is there, as visible as the fragments, if we see fit.

This applies to all aspects of life, including poverty.  There are poor people in every nation, maybe not equally poor but still poor.  There are slums, poor nations, poor countries and poor continents.  Can you then imagine what the overall picture called poverty looks like?

Strange is it not?  No, not that we see just fragments and never the whole picture, but rather that there is poverty in a world that is full of wealth and enough of everything for everyone.

Excerpt from 26 chapter in the book “The moment is the only reality” read the entire chapter. >

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Knowledge, to know something is to be something

Fræ í rigningu

A wise man once said that knowledge was true opinion and another it was based on thought.  In the Icelandic Dictionary, from 1963 says that knowledge is a skill, understanding, it to know, and secondly intelligence.  While all of these definitions are in themselves good and valid, they are only other words for knowledge and shed no light on the actual knowledge.  So the remaining question is, what knowledge actually is?

If we define knowledge, generally, it can be said that it is a collection of all that we have seen, heard, read and tried and stored in the memory of the brain.  Knowledge is old memories.

Sometimes the knowledge is our own and sometimes others.  It may be visual, auditory and experience alone and also it all at once.
We see the environment, people or other and make of it images in our minds, sometimes we hear others descriptions of what we see, which in turn has a formative effect on the image that we create.  We have a variety of experiences stored in the memory.  And we gather us information through magazines and books.  All this knowledge we store then in our brain to trigger and use as needed.

Excerpt from 38 chapter in the book “The moment is the only reality” read the entire chapter. >