We live in an era where we can ask our phones or home assistants to fetch us information. We can search quickly online and be inundated with information, data, opinions, and criticisms of every imaginable subject. And while much is gained through this abundance and availability, something is also lost.
When we have a personal experience, and gain first-hand knowledge, it can stay with us in an indelible way - the touch, the sound, the look, the feeling - and it can provide us with a more complete picture of the subject at hand. And, often, when our knowledge becomes more in-depth, we are then able to bring something of our own individuality into the arena, contributing, in a way, to its evolution.
In this episode, the conversation delves into this territory and asks the question: is knowledge and experience taking a back seat to information? And, if so, what can be done about it?
The idea that you can be just a click away from everything defies the discipline of mind of staying with one thing for a long period of time. That's a problem, because what if the challenges that we are now facing require the kind of focus and discipline, and contemplative muscle, from people to unlock the issues that are in front of us?