Knowledge vs Information and what is just plain bullshit

The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.

 

Bullshit is unavoidable, for the most part, whenever circumstances require someone to talk. But mostly without knowing what they are talking about. Thus the production of bullshit is stimulated whenever a person’s obligations or opportunities to speak about some topic exceed his capacity of the knowledge of the facts that are relevant to that topic. This discrepancy is common in public life, the mundane world, where people are frequently impelled — whether by their own propensities or by the demands of others — to speak extensively about matters of which they are to some level and degree ignorant. Are there different levels of ignorance?

Closely related instances arise when one is emotionally attached to being correct over the correctness of the knowledge they hold. Other instances arise from the widespread conviction that it is the responsibility of a citizen in a democracy to have opinions about everything, or at least everything that pertains to the conduct of his country’s or his world’s affairs. The lack of any significant connection between a person’s opinions and his apprehension of reality will be even more severe, needless to say, for someone who believes it is his responsibility, as a conscientious moral agent, to evaluate events and conditions in all parts of the world although one may have never, most likely have never, actually been there nor experienced anything of that culture that is authentic to that culture, of that culture.

 

There is so much bullshit in this world that whenever I do see something real or genuine I can’t even control myself!

 

The Satya Narayana Vrat Katha is the story of the holy Vow to speak and act in truth. Living with Truth bestows every blessing and makes us divine. Sri Ramakrishna has said, “Truth is the most important of all spiritual practices for Kali Yuga”. In fact, it is the last leg left to stand on.

 

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