Daily Archives: June 8, 2014

THE TRUTH ABOUT LEARNING

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Learn: v. to acquire (knowledge and/or skills) and/or (behaviors and/or experiences)

Learning can actually be enjoyable for those with very good memories and some talent for the physical and/or mental skills necessary to perform school tasks successfully.

Unfortunately most of us have average memories and little if any talent and don’t put in the extra time and effort to learn what we think is important or what really interests us. We trust what others teach us to learn which is what they say is important but quite a large quantity of it is not important and rather useless information.

Most common education is not very useful and is taught in a mediocre uninspiring way so for many learning is a boring seemingly purposeless activity. Liberal arts is going to be increasingly job poor in the 21st technological century and the huge quantity of largely useless liberal arts education should be greatly decreased.

The most effective learning is experience learning where you actively participate in an audio visual way and retain about 70% of the information after two week’s time. This is why individualized interactive audio visual computer education is an improvement over passive classroom learning where you seldom aurally interact with the subject matter and the instruction is not adjusted to your individual learning speed and background of knowledge.

Learning in an explorative active style is the best form of learning with hands on physical objects found in the environment. My recommendation is to have mini science labs in elementary school where students learn the basics of Archimedes principle for floating objects by building little boats of all shapes and sizes out of aluminum foil and putting in objects and/or liquids which make the boats sink or swim.

Exposing young impressionable minds to levers, pulleys, incline planes, pipes, thermometers, magnets, geometrical shapes, scales, springs, weights, tape measures, plastic tools, microscopes, electric motors, calculators, laptops, and safe chemical reactions would also be a good idea to create an interest in the real physical world around them and introduce them to the concept of quantifying objects numerically and not just drawing them or talking about them. 

Many graduating adults can’t even budget their money and this can be taught with a calculator in elementary school so the students can teach their parents to be financially responsible.

Artwork such as drawing and painting just exposes young minds to crayon, pencil, colors, and paint with little utilitarian value and most wind up just wasting time randomly creating lines and shapes and colors with minimal precision.

The age of irrational, mindless, verbose, trivial, non utilitarian education should rapidly come to an end if future humanity is to improve and not repeat historical mistakes as much.

If you liked this evergreen truth blog then read more of them, about 800 so far, and one or more of my evergreen truth books, especially  COMMON SENSE, rays of truth in a human world filled with myths and deceptions.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT JUDGMENT

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Judgment: n. achieving a conclusion which is frequently impulsively based upon subjective and/or objective facts where objective facts should be dominant if it becomes a conclusion with a high degree of truthfulness

Most of us make many more relatively impulsive judgments forming opinions and reacting to the humans and environment around us.

If we are not engineers or technologists only sometimes do we meticulously gather as many objective facts as possible and make decisions or judgments based on them.

Most of our lives are dependent on the manipulation of emotionally biased subjective facts and opinions and making rather subjective decisions and judgments based on them.

 

Judgments made in court are supposed to be objective by telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. The reality is that there is frequently much hearsay evidence by unreliable witnesses, enough untrue testimony, and biased professional opinion which makes true justice impossible to arrive at.

 

Convictions and sentencing is ballpark justice and sometimes injustice since big money and experienced lawyers play a dominant role in determining guilt or innocence. White collar fraud with large amounts of money involved rarely gets justly prosecuted and there are frequently minimal fines and rare prison terms associated with the fraud.

 

Politicians almost never make objective decisions but base their judgments on monied dominant special interests and majority emotionally biased opinions or beliefs held by their constituency.

Decision: n. making an opinion and/or judgment after some thought and/or inquiry

Whether or not we know it when we say something or do something we are frequently making impulsive and infrequently logical judgments about how to proceed. When we make decisions we frequently take time out to think about what to do or say.

We have been conditioned with good and bad habits and views of the world which greatly influence the impulsive and carefully considered judgments which we make in life.

Impulsive judgments dominate our lives because few of us have the luxury of taking time out to think about what we are going to do or say next. Our experiences in life have been stored in deep sub conscious memory and it guides most of our daily behavior. Yes, there are jobs which require much more logical thinking than usual but they are rather infrequent in the world of the common human.

The more impulsive your judgments are the more you handicap yourself with an inability to take time out to consider all the perhaps better alternative behaviors which you could be doing. Being too spontaneous is OK for low level jobs but if you are in a complex job which requires much reasoning or thinking then your spontaneity will be a handicap.

Judge not lest ye be judged is not very good advice because we make judgments every day of our lives and it is our responsibility to become better judges with more experience, useful knowledge and skills about humans and things. Being a good judge is basically knowing what is the right or wrong thing to say or do in any given circumstance and doing the right thing.

Are you a good judge of character? If you are looking for and favor honest, sincere, dependable, and basically trustworthy humans then you are a good judge of character. If you randomly pick friends and relationships and hope to get lucky in finding a good one then you are probably a bad judge of character.

If you liked this evergreen truth blog then read more of them, about 800 so far, and one or more of my evergreen truth books, especially COMMON SENSE, rays of truth in a human world filled with myths and deceptions.

For a complete readily accessible list of blogs and titles go to twitter.com/uldissprogis.

Enjoy!!!!!!