How to push the envelope and succeed at everything you do!
Well Charles Darwin, Albert Einstien, CV Raman, Walt Disney all were labeled as failures while at school. These people took time to absorb everything which seemed too slow for school. They chose what they wanted to learn, again, unacceptable to any school. But, when they were sure of themselves, they started telling us things we never knew, and their knowledge started to grow dramatically, faster than anyone could teach!
This is what my 11 year old told me today when I mentioned that he took too much time to learn!
How much knowledge should I have?
Knowledge enough to answer or knowledge enough to debate? Well both seem the same, but the former means that you have the information required to answer all questions posed on the subject, while the latter means that you may not know all information on the subject, but have understood the subject matter and you are ready to debate in order to understand it further. Without a debate the knowledge is untested. So people who debate are more knowledgeable than the people who merely learn.
Is knowledge indicated by the marks I get in exams?
Sometime you’ll come across a person, who doesn’t bother about marks. He has seen beyond the system and is only bothered about knowing. usually he would get good marks but never the best. Of course, he’d like to be involved in everything that’s going around. I know that because that’s me. But then once in a while comes a person, who doesn’t even notice that there is a system to give knowledge, and that there’s a process to calibrate and apprise the learner . This is the person who would change the world one day. He would never attempt to change the world. His attempts to push the knowledge envelope shall change the world.