Selective ignorance: cultivating intentional knowledge in a chaotic world
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge".
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
The tip-of-the-tongue, or lethologica, is a common phenomenon where memories seem to be momentarily inaccessible.
Bilingual people seem to experience more tip-of-the-tongue...
Next time you experience a tip-of-the-tongue state, don't retrieve the information from memory. Instead, look up the correct answer. Repeat it a few times or write it down to help with encoding.
People that experience the tip-of-the-tongue state often suffer from incorrect practice time. Instead of learning the correct work, they are learning the mistake itself. For example, some music students who claim to practice diligently can get worse over time. This is because they keep on repeating the same mistakes, instead of using deliberate practice. They actually train themselves to make mistakes.
The Curse Of Knowledge is common among many experts, teachers and professionals, and is a cognitive bias where the knowledgeable person incorrectly assumes that others are able to decipher ...
The negative effects of the curse of knowledge can be avoided by:
The Feynman Technique is a way to understand or reinforce your level of knowledge by pretending to explain the same to a child.
Explaining without the use of complicated words is a way to learn and retain knowledge that lasts.
Altered states of consciousness can only be defined if there is an understanding of an ordinary state of consciousness.
While scientists can't agree on a clear definition, alte...