Tag: knowledge

Random Generalizations & Observations

Knowledge is Power (And the Pathway to Change)

Knowledge is power

This past week I found myself in the middle of a minor fracas on Twitter. A young girl posted some very intelligent, thoughtful, and informed political comments.  I replied that it was heartening that she would soon be eligible to vote because we need more thoughtful and informed people out there voting. As they say, …

Writing Tips & Career Advice

Why Fiction Writers Need Science

Science Books

I’ll admit it: I’m a science nerd. I make a good portion of my living from scientific and technical writing. Plus, I just love most of the sciences. They’re fascinating. But even if I weren’t a few (dozen) math credits away from being Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory, I’d still read and learn about …

Random Generalizations & Observations

The Freedom of Knowing Nothing About Anything

Knowing Cactus

Okay, let’s get it out of the way before the sarcasm begins: Obviously the title of this article isn’t literally true. I do know a few things about many things. I couldn’t function in the world if I didn’t. And neither could you. We all have knowledge. What we generally don’t have is enough of …

Random Generalizations & Observations

Don’t Know + Don’t Care = Freedom

Knowledge

My yoga instructor once said something interesting. “Don’t worry about what you don’t know, because knowledge isn’t perfect. The knowledge we have today will be obsolete or changed in a few years, so there’s no sense getting attached to one way of thinking, or one set of facts.” He also said that, to take this …