Category Archives: Education and learning

Thoughts on my statement: “Intellectualism is a dead end road” – aspects of intellectualism and its dilemma

Some time ago I said something interesting: “Intellectualism is a dead end road” This is a growing feeling in me.  Being brought up with the “intellectual ideal” it has caused great conflict in me.   If its a dead end road … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some aspects of art – creativity, imitation, and other things – going beyond art

Here’s a thought I had: Many years ago, in the 1980’s, I used to draw a lot and was very interested in art.  I was also around a lot of people who was involved with art.  Over time, there began … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the problem of over-education

I tend to feel that there is a new problem nowadays:  over-education.  I generally define this as conforming your mind, perceptions, interpretations, and reality to a pre-established model or image that someone else created to such an extent that it interferes … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how education isn’t quite what it seems, with remarks about “inherent knowledge”

Here are some thoughts I had about education: EDUCATION AS SOMETHING “PRE-PACKAGED”  Education tends to revolve around something that is “pre-packaged”.  That it to say, it is something that is already created, determined, and established by someone else.  Other words … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the growing problem of opinions

Here’s a thought I had: I was talking to someone recently who said, “just google it”.  They were more or less saying that “whatever google says is right”.  To me, this shows a growing problem nowadays.  Basically, with the internet, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “environment of truth” – how knowledge and truth is dependent on conditions

In a previous article I spoke of what I called the “environment of truth” (see my article Thoughts on the ‘assembly-line life’ and the ‘assembly-line scholar’, with remarks about “the environment of truth”).  In that article I stated two sayings of mine: “The … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘assembly-line life’ and the ‘assembly-line scholar’, with remarks about “the environment of truth”

Here’s a thought I had: In a conversation recently I spoke of the fact that we are in the era of the ‘assembly-line scholar’.  That is to say, they have made it so that scholars or, rather, students, are coming out … Continue reading

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