posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 08:51 AM
I think knowledge only seems like a burden at the beginning, like the toddler learning to walk, or at transitional points like the kid learning to
ski...saying "What good is this, my legs are sore!". But it's better to have legs, and to know their tricky uses.
The more you know, the more effective your actions should be, and the more you find yourself fulfilling (or not egregiously failing at) your own code
and standards. If you learn something new and your exterior-world-results go worse, you're misapplying the tool, using your new toothbrush for a
movie ticket. If you learn something new and you behave worse, then it must contradict something you already had working, and you have to reconcile
these items so that what you want to do is what you should do.
I know this sounds trite, let's take the example given: you learn new facts, tell girlfriend, she don't listen, now sadness from facts plus sadness
from being disrespected. But it ain't the new knowledge that's bad, it is the catalyst that shows you other things you got to learn,like maybe:
how to manipulate/preach at others effectively
how to recognize if someone you've loved is an inimical soul-stealer, holding you back, imagining you small, a smiling hater warming off of your
how not to live in (your mental picture of) other people's emotions about you
etcetera etcetera or a hundred other scenarios.
Saying knowledge brings sadness reminds me of when they say " Violence never solved anything"...well then you weren't violent enough.
And if knowledge brings sadness you just ain't yet figured out enough.
( But what do I know, these are just my own attitudes, to each his own, right?)