Knowledge or Expression?
What is more important pursuit for you between knowledge and expression asks an online questionnaire.
But I wonder…
Is there any expression without knowledge? Is there any knowledge without expression? Is all the accumulation of knowledge a mere compensation for the crushing weight of consciousness; its undesirable by-product?
Well we, the people of science almost certainly like to imagine ourselves as the embodiment of critical thinking, always in the search of truth.
But most of us are merely playing pretend with others and self.
Do we really know everything about anything? Or do we even know anything about anything with certainty?
Maybe the need for knowledge comes from the fact that humans don’t like vacuum.
History doesn’t like vacuum, Jesus appeared because of it.
Psychology doesn’t like vacuum, elaborate and absurd (read intriguing) concepts like the oedipus complex appeared.
Well you would say that core science doesn’t invent things but merely discovers it. But every once in a while we realize we know very little about most of the physical laws that supposedly binds our existence
We know very little about super small objects, very heavy objects, very fast objects etc.Then we go to mathematics only to realize it’s neither complete, nor consistent as Godel proved through his theorems.
We are trapped in this flesh prison floating on this giant ball of dirt and water and we hold on to these fragments of information as gospel of truths only to realise that we were holding grains of sand.Going lengths to defend our opinions in front of strangers on the internet or friends while calling ourselves intellectuals.
Well, maybe all of this rant is really the manifestation of the inner turmoil that builds up when you know a little about a lot of things, but not enough to be an expert, leaving you with a sense of inadequacy and confusion.
Or wait, are there any experts at all?
Well maybe it is the “expression” which is more important for me till I find a way to be comfortable with incompleteness of “knowledge”