— What's it exactly?
Knowledge is a vaguely used word in common. Its normally confused with things known which is merely information.
Knowledge is the Awareness gained when Aptitude is skillfully applied with right Attitude.
Here's what it means.
We're generally preoccupied with using very limited set of our skills and or Talents while processing information we come across.
This mostly involves reading and writing to some extent, in the form of taking notes at times. Memorizing a few points is the third way we process relevant information.
And in case you're dealing with technical analysis, some mathematical or scientific computations may be used, albeit depending upon computers etc.
So, our minds are used to stale ways of doing things, leading to getting quickly bored or saturated with mundane, repetitive tasks. As a result, we are often obsessed and look out for stimulating our minds through entertaining diversions viz. Movies or games etc.
However, these diversions actually cause more harm than good.
As we're engaged in an entertaining activity, it usually leads to our minds consuming information rather than working on it in creatively. This obviously results in more staid minds, aggravating our burn out symptoms in the long run.
What’re the better ways, then?
The solution is to use our Talents to process the information and create some output. As we do so, the ensuing activities creatively stimulate our minds. The output can be in any form that can help others get benefited out of it.
It can be a simple poster, am infographic, a video or a book, depending on one's Talents and Skills. As we try different forms of outputs, our creative Talents get sharpened through learning required skills to deliver the outputs in the new formats.
Even though it all might appear like tedious and time consuming, the skills and Awareness gained when Aptitude is skillfully applied with right Attitude would go a long way in handling similar future situations in much better ways! The transformation one undergoes is actually worth millions!