Paradox all around

We live in times in which new discoveries are made everyday. About the way we live, the way we eat, the way we think. As these discoveries are made, we think we’ve reached the bottom of the pit, that we know all there is to know.

Modern technology gives us the chance to see things that weren’t possible before. And it’s easier to test one theory or another, it’s easier to experiment.

Yet, it seems that nature and the way this world is created always has a lesson to teach us.    It seems that for every thing we discover and find it to be true, there is a counter discovery which is also true.  This world seems to be full of paradoxes that build it.  Or maybe it’s us that see it this way. Maybe this is actually the way it works. I tend to say “the normal way”, but since there is no such thing in a general way, I would need to explain the context for normal.

People use quotes a lot of times. For every quote there’s it’s counter-quote, both true, both applicable.  Can you say which one comes first and which one is its counter? It’s all just a matter of time.

The more we discover new things, we realize how little we know about us and the world surrounding us.  We learn this way that we can come to ideas which are very true, but others may find other solutions which could say the opposite and still be true.  This of course can create confusion but also opens the door to new things.  So somebody could discover a theory that could contradict Einstein’s relativity theory and it could also be true.

Now that these matters of who is wrong and who is right are off the table, it’s just a matter of where we go and what we want to accomplish.

I recommend reading book The Flinch, it’s short and enlightening.

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Failure is a learning step

I believe more and more schools should teach their students that learning is not all about grades and passing exams. Students should know that grades don’t actually show who a person or what a person knows.

And another important thing is teaching about failure and it’s naturalness. When you learn to walk, learn to skate, learn to write, it’s a process or trial and error. You try lots of times to succeed once. So you celebrate the fact that you made it, but you also need to realize that it took you a great number of times to do it. And of course, the fact that you made it doesn’t make you an expert, but a mere beginner.

If these things were to be taught in schools, it would help people all over the world change the way they see this world. And maybe people wouldn’t have that many ready made ideas about a lot of things.