Tag Archives: knowledge

Differentiating True Wisdom from Social Wisdom

Here we are in the early years of the 21st century. It’s a setting saturated with social media. Some of those outlets I can think of off the top of my head are Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn and more. The existence of these social outlets has allowed for people to become quite popular for no other reason than they say or do something that a large assortment of preteen adolescent people laugh at or find entertaining. They post a picture, tweet or video that goes viral and become an “internet sensation” overnight. What bothers me about this is… what happens when this popularity gives them a false sense of wisdom? Continue reading

Don’t Let Your Education Become Arrogance

This morning my attention was grabbed by a post on social media wherein the person posting claimed that his view of a particular event was more accurate than other views being shared and when asked why he felt his was more accurate, his response was, “Because my level of education is higher than yours, therefore I understand the intricacies better.” The interaction made me stop and think. What I ultimately came away with was 1) the question I’m trying to answer, and 2) the outlook I find value in. Continue reading

Learning Is Life

I can’t begin to count or tell you how many times my children have heard me say: Learn something new every day.  The day you stop learning is the day you start dying.  It’s a belief I’ve held for as far back in my life as I can remember.  I truly believe that virtually everything you read is a source for learning and, if you use an active mind, anything you watch can be the same; every person you interact with can offer a lesson; the majority of the time you spend awake each day can provide you with some new learning experience. You just have to open your mind to the possibilities and WANT to learn. Continue reading

When Is “Too Late”?

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.  How many times have you heard THAT statement?  Better yet, how many times have you heard that statement used by someone who you believed simply didn’t want to try to teach someone something new? Or learn something new themselves?  From past experience I know for a fact that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks.  In fact, you can teach an old dog new tricks right up until you have to say goodbye to them and wonder if you’ll go get a puppy replacement. Continue reading

Education vs. Experience: The Value of Balance

My mind has been spinning for the past couple of hours – and it’s all my own fault.  A young man who is a work acquaintance of mine posted something on facebook about depression.  I think we can all agree that depression sucks.  Feeling depressed is never an enjoyable thing.  My outlook and response was that this young man should seek out a positive thought; a positive outlook; a silver lining to whatever dark cloud was hanging over him.  I suggested that based on my 51 years of life and the experiences I’ve had therein.  Another online friend of his – a 20 year old young man – began to argue with me about how depression, being caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain – couldn’t simply be thought away; or defeated by having a better outlook. Continue reading

What’s That Logo/Symbol Mean?

You may have recognized that all of the motivational sayings are part of an image that includes a unique stylized logo.  That logo comes, in part, from the company logo I had designed more than ten years ago.  It had a very specific symbolic meaning explained below.  After you understand what the original logo meant, in its totality, I can explain why I continue to use portions of it and what it means in this fashion. Continue reading