Max🐝 J. Carter en Lifestyle, beBee in English, Writers beBee Brand Ambassador • beBee Affinity Social Network 22/11/2016 · 2 min de lectura · +800

If Knowledge is Power than Wisdom is Understanding

Here’s why.

I started my day out with the following quote.

If Knowledge is Power than Wisdom is Understanding

I didn’t think about it, I just looked for this exact quote to set the tone of my day. I look back hours later and realize I set the process of my thinking and my doing to be one of explaining that which I understand as simply as I can.

Knowledge is highly overrated. Here’s why.

You can pass a test and never actually understand the material. Without understanding the material you do not know if the knowledge you coughed up is true or false. If you don’t know how to apply it to your life the knowledge is useless and has now taken up space in your brain that could have been better used.

If there is no understanding what the nature of the power of this knowledge is one will never wield that power without inflicting mass damage. Here’s why.’

Every word is felt regardless of ever being heard and the concepts tied to that emotion are passed through all ones around the world. All ones are connected and thoughts and words and actions are felt by all ones whether they are consciously aware of it or not.

All ones are responsible for creating the shared reality.

What this means in plain English is that everything you do effects everyone else in some way and your ignorance of that will not let you escape Karmic Law in reaping what you have sown.

You can’t ignore a fundamental law of how existence actually works because you don’t like it or do not wish to face the consequences of your actions and no one ever truly gets away with anything.

All those who inflict pain and suffering will have it inflicted upon them. if you manipulate people you will be manipulated by other people.

No one is the master of any destiny in a shared reality.

No one has the right to attempt to wield authority over anyone else without facing the consequences of an uprising.

Every empire has suffered the same fate.

It is inescapable.

The moment you decide to build an empire you have sealed its destruction. 

The only way to build an empire and a legacy that will stand the test of time is to elevate yourself and your life above all other life allowing you to justify the means that allow you to end up at the top. The means to this end can only involve creating an enemy and an inferior that you convince other people is inferior and that you are superior.

That enemy will resist and eventually destroy your empire.

You inflict emotional damage in the form of character attacks designed to sway popularity. 

You create the enemy in degrading to elevate yourself. The greater suffering you inflict the less in the way of numbers it will take to defeat you. You are indeed inflicting suffering by devaluing the worth of other lives that do not see it your way.

Suffering can only be inflicted through deception.

One who wields deception wields power that understands only one thing, the attempt to control what others do or think.

What knowledge do you seek to wield as power and why?

The only reason we ever create something in a complex fashion is to show off and gratify ourselves and ask others to shower us with words of adoration and praise.

When we seek to make it as simple as we can we seek for people to think “Why the fuck didn’t I think of that?”

If you never inspire this, you never explained it simply enough.

And yes I know, I'm human and it's why I look at even my own work as a jumping off point for further simplification.

If Knowledge is Power than Wisdom is Understanding

Max🐝 J. Carter 9/12/2016 · #4

#3 Happens to us all.

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Henri Galvão 9/12/2016 · #3

Kind of reminds me of that other sentence: "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication". I also believe that, apart from the reasons you mentioned, we tend to complicate things when we haven't prepared ourselves properly. At least this is what happened to me a few times as a teacher.

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Max🐝 J. Carter 22/11/2016 · #2

#1 I read once, when you learn from a master, it is not done or real until it becomes part of you and even changed BY you.

Masterfully put.

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Jared 🐝 Wiese 22/11/2016 · #1

Oh so true, Max!
Another of my favorite quotes/mottos - to LOOK for that simpler application:

"We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge." -John Naisbitt

Yet, you are exactly right. How many times have we gone to school or taken a class to "pass"? That goes to your Einstein quote:
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."

I agree that practical, maybe daily wisdom is the true test of understanding. Your quote: "If Knowledge is Power than Wisdom is Understanding".
I read once, when you learn from a master, it is not done or real until it becomes part of you and even changed BY you.

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