POSTED BY DANIEL EDLEN
12/12/2008 03:19:00 PM
Hey Daniel, I understand the feeling of remembering you're speaking of. Let me try to explain. My thought is that each of us is born with a set of skills. We maybe use 1/10th of them. We all don't have the same skills, and none of us knows the extent of those skills. ["You never know how tall a man is until he rises."] I used to be a music teacher. I could tell within 5 minutes if a kid had music in their soul. You just sense it. But here's the rub - those of us who have a particular talent - like your multi-variable calculus skills - or my ability to play any instrument skill - believe that everyone has those skills - not just us. The pre-patterned skills comes so easily to us we can't believe they're not commonplace. So when we suddenly feel we already know how to do something before we know how to do it - it's because we do.Does that make any sense?bonnieLtriiibe on!
You're doing some amazing art! I sure love my Vinyl Art. Thanks for commenting on my blog. We can keep up with each other. Tell Britt her aunt says "hi". I love you guys! I am jealous of your weather, it's supposed to snow a ton tomorrow. Tell my bro and sis-in-law "hi" from me too!
@Bonnie - You took that in a totally different direction! Cool. I've gotten into discussions about nature vs. nurture, and talent vs. learned skill. I think it all boils down to language. Humanity has such a developed ability for language of all types, visual, spoken, musical, scientific. It makes sense that early on in life as the brain develops, certain languages become more understood, so later similar languages will be easier to learn. @johntunger was just tweeting about not being able to recognize faces. I don't know about scientific explanations of brain issues, but I think it's more of early life, than inborn. I suppose like a lot of things we try and figure out, it doesn't really matter.I happen to for whatever reason (thanks Mom!) have a well-developed ability to learn languages in depth. Of all kinds. I guess I don't think it's a matter of having "it", but maybe a kind of calling.Things happen for a reason, we are who we are for a reason. We're not to know that reason until the experiment is over and we know the question whose answer is "42".Thanks for the comment!@Cyndi - Heya, thanks for the comment! The sound Brit made when she saw those new puppy pics was priceless. Stay safe and warm.
Haa..difference between knowledge and learning. To obtain knowledge, one needs to learn. Learning by itself should be with a fresh mind without any excess baggage that may shape what we learn. Once something is learned, that becomes knowledge. Knowledge is always past because it becomes memory. And you are right that in eastern philosophies memory is believed to interfere with learning because memory is corrupted more often than not with dogmas, beliefs, culture, ego,...More rants I guess... :)Good post!-Saranyan
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