We consume information. Whether it is garbage like the social media, gossip or it is the intellectual information, philosophy, knowledge for a skill etc.
We keep on reading and reading and reading, watching one videos after another and it does not simply seem to have an effect on the quality of our living.
Information gives us a false sense of security and an illusion of progress. Reading endless books and attending endless seminars, you may think, you are getting somewhere, but it is only a well-designed trick of the mind to give you an illusion of progress – that you are doing ‘something’ about it – well you are not.
Reading about becoming a good carpenter is not sufficient to be a good carpenter.
But it gives you the apparatus to talk about these things to other people, may be even show off with your knowledge. Does that mean you are good at it, absolutely no. It is obvious that talking about something and doing it are quite different things.
We recognize this in other people, but often fail to recognize within ourselves when we do […]