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"passive intelligence" "Passive Learning" "Passive Doing". what next?

"Passive Intelligence", "Passive Learning", "Passive Doing"

Today most of us are bound to this digital age; information encompasses and overwhelms us, it is rarely tied to experience. Information projected on a two dimensional surface becomes our day to day reality. This information manifests in us as it churns through our very core altering our day to day experiences. We adhere to a projected surface. We accumulate Information as we revolve around a quantity that superficially exists on the surface of an illuminated screen. Are we really learning or does this “learning” delude us into a sense of security, well-being and completeness?
We think this accumulated knowledge is intelligence, how true is this?

I enjoy the internet, I enjoy it very much. I get caught in the lure of information and media. Soon the things I once enjoyed beyond the screen become unimportant, overwritten and forgotten.
I remember the many times I overcame obstacles as a child, I recall all the trees I climbed with such fervour, the days I spent scratching along the sides of the Himalayas, all those times I repeatedly dismantled myself and my bicycle in the span of seconds in a failed attempt to avert a collision. They were good times, it dominated any given day, but this was a day in the life of a child.
Interestingly there are people who have dedicated their lives to doing such things as adults, they come on TV, and we watch them.
I often feel like we are heading towards this state of passive observation, watching others, and hoping one day that we might be watched in return. It all seem to fit perfectly; a fantasy, superficially extending beyond the limits of human capacity.

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    Aug 26 2011: You have a good point here.
    There are different kinds of learning with different results in knowing.
    Someone that lived an event and those that heard of it know the same thing but only the first really knows.
    This plays a role also in education. Students learn from books social studies or something else and if they work in that field they know if they haven't forgotten it but can't put it into practice.
    "Passive knowing gives passive doing" as you've said already and I think you know it all, so why discussing? Can we change it?
    • Aug 26 2011: "Can we change it?"

      i think a good start would be to develop one's self-awareness. a strong developed understanding of passivity in us and how it manifests would help identify the problem, this allows us to overcome it, if necessary.

      the necessity always arises with the awareness. but on the other hand, action, change, altering the mundane/ common will be difficult. but that is the very nature of change.


      thank you for say a little something.
      its good to have people talk about these things.
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        Sep 14 2011: Manush,
        I agree that understanding how we function as individuals gives us more information to make more interesting choices in our lives. Awareness and mindfulness in every moment is important to create a life experience that is more interesting, in my humble opinion:>)

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