Comment on SC: Return of the Renaissance Man

gamma Fri, Apr 17, 2009

“Scientific observation has established that education is not what the teacher gives; education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment. The task of the teacher becomes that of preparing a series of motives of cultural activity, spread over a specially prepared environment, and then refraining from obtrusive interference. Human teachers can only help the great work that is being done, as servants help the master. Doing so, they will be witnesses to the unfolding of the human soul and to the rising of a New Man who will not be a victim of events, but will have the clarity of vision to direct and shape the future of human society”.

I cannot explain the fact that it is again 2AM, a time for my best futuristic pajamas. I have a nostalgic, edgy and exciting feeling associated with good lectures, movies and road of self education. I usually sense more "soul" in the self-education. Also, in every way I like to remember the school, and friends who did try to learn all crafts, all courses, languages, music, obtaining certificates?, speed studies...

My practical results are telling me that despite school and college, there are major portions of my interests in science that remain untrained. For example, I studied math a lot, and yet looking at fractal geometry for example, I see it is rather new and hard topic. Here comes the point. My amateurism stays, remains and it looks and feels wild. Self-learning has tracks going under official education, which is socially transmitted and organized education.

If we write down rules found along each track, we see that patterns of self-teaching are similar to what was occurring in other uncivilized people long ago. Public education is another pattern, potentially disproportionate OFFICE BUILDING OF SOCIETY. We can find common agreement in some pattern.

There was some smart lady at John Stewart's yesterday talking about economy. She sounded like she had certain extreme level, a rose of winds assembling in her head, extreme level of truthfulness about things. She needed that accuracy to be able to talk.

To integrate relevant information from different tracks, I memorize history of certain story (tracking evolution of story) and sorted lists. Our mental space should not feel like differing qualities of disproportionate education tracks. I would suggest we should accept that experiences are happening right now and being integrated now (power of now) within us. It is guidance in form of advice for taking information in without estimating importance by standard of fragmented being. That makes me important immediately and you should start listening to me, because outside of now there is no special, official time for watching brilliance. :-)

I believe that if we want to know tips and trick today, we must learn it from previously established examples, by tutoring and official work groups, classes. It saves time and lives.

(Mental space is more dynamical than physical space.and therefore it is a super set of ordinary space, although ordinary space is holding substantial complexity.)