THE PROFESSOR and THE LAYMAN

March 1, 2010

This was in an ocean where… a professor and a lay man was riding on a boat…the layman was the one who holds the sticks for riding and the professor is reading is his own book and kind of pipa thing,  the big stick that contains cigarette ,and with boastful intellectual attitude and the like and the layman was doing his job, just moving the sticks for riding once forward and once to backward and the like.

And the professor, while both were  in the middle riding within the ocean, asked the layman, do you know about a horizon. And the layman answered, No, sir. And then the professor replied, you are like ¼ dead; and continued forwarding his question to the layman.

He asked then the layman, Do you know any information about the depth of this ocean, do you know the type of fishes that are living in here and other related information about the ocean and the layman answered no, sir with tired and bored tone. And the professor replied, you are like 2/4 dead by now.

And in the middle of their conversation as they went the very middle of the ocean, a huge  windstorm came and chaos came into the ocean and in this case, the professor was confused and frustrate and did not what to do and was seeking the assistance of the layman.

Here, the layman asked the professor the following. Sir,  do you know how to swim and the professor replied, no and the layman replied, sir, n ow you are 4/4 dead and the layman escaped the storm since he knew how to swim, but the professor sank into  the inner depth of the ocean with his book and reading and the information he gathered about the ocean.

The point one tries t make in here is that what does it mean by knowledge few people claim which does not escape from being just collection of information they have which is not even warranty or even protective and useful when such dangers visit one’s life. What is knowledge, is knowledge limited to book learning, having many information  such as like I know the president or prime minister stuff, the president is having his breakfast in this room or a famous actor is getting married and the like or what is really meant by knowledge and the like are a quest that pause in many peoples mind.

Knowledge and information are two different aspects in which every information can be knowledge but every knowledge cannot be information due to secrecy and other nature of knowledge since information is related to sharing aspects but knowledge is something that one knows but it is not necessarily shared to others.

Information is not about skill just about knowing but rather knowledge also includes skill, which can be all kind of skills too that one knows, and in this case whatever one knows whether it is concept or view connected to washing one’s face like, it is knowledge, but  what could be different here is the magnitude and potency of the matter on knows…

People can redefine or they can categorize like, useful and harmful, subjective and objective and the like, absolute and relative and the like…but it is not possible to change the nature and character and original meaning of the word although various ideas are hovering around this subject matter.

The funny thing here is that few words have certain ownership like cars, homes and the like and in this case, few people are heard complaining about such aspects of our life in which such trend is going in way that one can not use certain words since the are entitled to ownership which is very strange. In reality words are natural property of societies and in this regard, why few are forced to mention names of few individuals along using few words and the like.

The interesting aspects of our life in this regard, we can entertain any idea without publishing them since we are asked to mention names of individuals whom we do not like and do not consider their findings since such findings are already know by others in previous centuries, they stole idea from Greek, and claim in today that they have messages from God which is indeed ridiculous. Since we think that they copied from others, such as Greek Philosopher talked about Idea and Shape and here they say about form and spirit.

Knowledge has no complete outward and perfect translation to this objective world what one could observe in this objective world is its assumption in few peoples mind and understanding. Any idea is perfectly translated by shape or form in which shape is an abstract and complete manifestation and translation of any given idea as Greek thinkers formerly claim.

The point about knowing and correlating certain words with certain individuals is not clear, idea is universal and could be shared by many, which does not necessarily could be attributed to certain people which indicates and expresses how certain people shaped us and this does not mean, discrediting achievements and accomplishments is not important, but when such trend is widely spread and people ask us to use their name for silly things, one could go for disregarding them since such practice lead to colonization and monopoly in this aspect, such as words and concepts by attributing only to the few.

To be more clear, I could think about something, without referring any book or someone, but in case I wanted to express myself and used that given idea in my own way and understanding, in this case, others refer and tell me that I plagiarize but in reality not this is not something I took from others but what I originally think since they know other people I am considered as bad, which is wrong.

However in matters related to God, none knows anything and none knows everything, for GOD is unknowable to all; but all try to persevere, to know, which is according to my understanding, the only thing on this world, which is impossible to know here is GOD.

In such case, the lay lay man could know better aspect and realities than the  professor since there is no such definite recipe to know God due to the fact that such matter is unknowable aspect which is agreeable to everyone.

 

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