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"Is the pursuit of Knowledge worthwhile?"

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"Is the pursuit of Knowledge worthwhile?" Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study, the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned, Carnal knowledge. All three of these definitions are correct in defining "Knowledge." But the question still remains, is the pursuit of Knowledge worthwhile? There is a difference in having previous knowledge of something rather than pursuing it. The pursuit of knowledge is not worthwhile because it leads to corruption and useless information being processed. What would you call someone with no pursuit of knowledge? An ignorant person, or a person oblivious to the world? As any old Taoist walking out of the woods can tell you, simple-minded does not necessarily mean stupid. ...read more.

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Instead of questioning things, they just accept and embrace them as they are and learn to deal with them, or in other circumstances enjoy them and love them. From the stage of the Uncarved Block comes the ability to enjoy the simple and the quiet, the natural and the plain. Along with that comes the ability to do things spontaneously and have them work, odd as that may appear to others at times. As mentioned several times in The Tao of Pooh, Piglet simply states that since Pooh is an example of an Uncarved Block, he is always happy yet simplistic, and not pursuing new Knowledge. ...read more.

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For example; because my friend realizes and knows through the pursuit of Knowledge that airplanes are able to crash, she is paranoid to fly in a plane. Where on the contrary if she didn't have the pursuit of Knowledge, she wouldn't feel intimidated and frightened. Because of the pursuit of Knowledge, many people now are more paranoid than usual about nearly everything. In retrospect, the pursuit of Knowledge is not worthwhile because it leads to corruption and useless information being processed. Although sometimes the pursuit of Knowledge can be beneficial regarding certain aspects of life, such as new discoveries in the field of Medicine and whatnot, it is more troublesome than anything. As the age-old saying goes, ignorance is bliss. ...read more.

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