The Joy Of Understanding – Josh Journal
In my this many years on earth, one thing that still leaves me baffled is how comfortable people are with not understanding things.
Like someone looks at a situation or process, they don’t understand it, they don’t know the how or why, and they just leave it alone and move on.
In my head, I’m like wait. What just happened right now? Why is this person just cool like that? How come they are not interested in understanding exactly what is going on?
They say ignorance is bliss, I say to who?
Who is satisfied with not knowing? Who is happy to leave themselves exposed to being taken advantage of by those who know?
In this age when knowledge is liberalized, thanks to the internet, why would anyone be alright with not knowing?
For decades up until recently, to prove something is not difficult, you would be told that “it is not rocket science.” Apparently, rocket science was supposed to be the most difficult of all impossible tasks.
Right now, if you get on the internet, if you even limit yourself to YouTube, you will find step by step how-tos on rocket science, nuclear science, and even open-heart surgery.
If those three fields are covered, what do you want to learn that you won’t find on the internet?
Having access to the internet means you have access to the largest collection of knowledge ever known to humanity. Best of all, it is ever-growing.
There is a joy that comes from understanding things. I found this as a child, and ever since, my quest for knowledge has been boundless. And for each new thing I learn, the satisfaction I gain is unquantifiable.
Why would you deny yourself of this pleasure?