Knowledge that does not know
… Dr Neena Verma, 24th Mar 2017
The knowledge that doesn’t know is the knowledge that doesn’t know.
Like that of ‘Winnie The Pooh’.
Ever wondered what makes the no-knowing Pooh the true Hero ! And not the clever thinker Rabbit, or the scholarly thinker Owl (who calls himself WOL), or the cynical thinker Donkey. If it were cleverness, or knowledge or cynicism mattered most, Rabbit would be the Hero, or the Owl, or the Donkey.
While the Rabbit’s pursuit of knowledge is for the sake of ‘Cleverness’, the Owl’s is that for the sake of ‘Appearing Wise’ , and the Donkey’s is that for the sake of ‘Complaining about something’. And Pooh’s .. “Well, to begin with, what is knowledge!”
The clever Rabbit, and the wise scholarly Owl, and the cynical Donkey .. they all know how to describe the “Uncarved Block” in words. Pooh can’t. Pooh doesn’t know. For Pooh knows that ‘Uncarved Block’ just is. That’s the nature of the ‘Uncarved Block’.
“Well, to begin with .. If anyone knows anything, it is the Owl who knows everything about everything”, says Pooh to himself. So he goes to Owl to know something, like ‘how to do, what to do’!
“Well” said Owl, “the customary procedure is like this …”
“What does Crustimoney Proceedcake mean”, said Pooh. “For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and don’t get long words”
“It means ‘Things to do’”, explained Owl, with not misc ease.
“As long as it means that, I don’t mind”, said Pooh humbly.
Well, to begin with .. It seems, there is more to ‘Knowing’ than just being ‘Knowledgeable’.
As I ask us, “How much do we know & How!!” , Pooh smiles a smile.
Neena Verma .. Well, how do I know, how not to know !! If you know, please help me know