Did you know that we have all come to this beautiful starship Earth to have (learning) experiences? And that in order to have these experiences, we first must have forgotten them. Otherwise they would not be experiences. So by having forgotten experiences, it gives us the free will to be able to create something new, and experience that. And then, only after the creation, we can remember what we created. And add it to our knowledge. Literally “re” “member” it. Add a new “member” to the list. So (s)he is re-membered. People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves. So they need experiences. And just like Paulo Coelho once stated: there is nothing that can replace experience so we must be brave and take riscs. Henry David Thoreau also knew: it is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know. And even Lao-Tzu said: those who have knowledge, don’t predict, those who predict, don’t have knowledge. So predictions therefore can have the side effect of inhibiting experiences or making them less attractive. It’s as if part of the experience is already in the prediciton. Allmost the same applies for standards, rules, procedures, laws, plans, strategies etc. These are all more or less techniques that inhibit having full experience. So if we want to have a world where people have attractive learning possibilities, we must from time to time forget so we can re-member!
March 11, 2012