Acquired knowledge is an illusion, developed wisdom is real!
Don’t you agree?
If you are asked to write a few lines on how a zipper in your dress works, you may think how simple it is, but when you try to put it in words, you struggle. We know how a refrigerator or Microwave oven works and do we really know their mechanisms and write in detail about these machines.
We think we can write about anything – pandemics, economics, politics, Justice, education, sports etc but rarely we go deep into them to exhibit our expertise unlike those who specialise in them. Sometime I wonder how those editors of newspapers or magazines write prescriptions for anything on the earth to showcase their prowess. They are supposed to quote experts’ views and present the readers a balanced view of people and matters but they hardly do it. Anchors of TV Channels resort to similar method and indulge in propagating their own version of truth and get their panelists to support their views. Sensationalism, anti-government stand, attempt to present your own country and people in poor light, not prioritising news feeds are major flaws that deny the real picture of issues surrounding us.
World famous scientists knew what they are known for. Renowned story writers knew how to write a good story and not on economics. Economists know the world economy but not on pandemics or sports.
The illusion that we know and understand things better than we actually do is the main reason that impacts the relationships between people, society, political parties and countries.
Lets us get enlightened on things that we don’t know fully yet!