Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. But I have never been able to make out the numbers.
Wise words from a schoolkid.
It made me smile although it wasn’t meant to be anything more than a statement from a child. I see it as a statement about knowledge. Knowledge that he knew was available but didn’t know himself. We are in the same position. We know that people can tell the time from the sun but most of us don’t know how to do that. We can look at the sun but can’t tell the time. We are like children.
We all see the same things but some of us see below the surface and make discoveries that advance our knowledge of the world in which we live. These are the people that worked out the time from the sun, how to detect North from moss and many other things that we have learnt from here and similar sites.
We also fail to realise that we are just as innocent in many other ways. After all there are many things that we know about but don’t know how to do it.
We need to remember that information is power. Ignorance is not bliss and can easily be rectified by learning and knowledge is power. We all need to remember that in many aspects we are still children eager to learn. Eager to increase our knowledge of the world. We just need to learn what we can from others and not have to work everything out ourselves. Then we can tell the time from the sun, without having to read the numbers or work out how it is done.
Using our knowledge is the single most important thing that will keep us alive after an event. Build up your knowledge now while you can.