Danger in the Supremacy of Expertise

If you were to assume that many experts use their information to your detriment, you’d be right. Experts depend on the fact that you don’t have the information they do. Or that you are so befuddled by the complexity of their operation that you wouldn’t know what to do with the information if you had it. Or that you are so in awe of their expertise that you wouldn’t dare challenge them. … Armed with information, experts can exert a gigantic, if unspoken, leverage: fear. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

In today’s world, there is an abundance of information. To manage this information, Continue reading “Danger in the Supremacy of Expertise”

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Read to Succeed

For me, reading is a cherished hobby and has always been since I can remember. Between work, family and errands, I try to find the time to enjoy a good book. Nowadays, there is a wide, ever-growing variety of genres and themes in both fiction and non-fiction to suit everyone’s needs and provide endless choices. Over the years, I have greatly expanded on my reading adventures, and the discoveries I made and the lessons I learned in the process have been fun and rewarding. Continue reading “Read to Succeed”

Circle of Knowledge

As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.
– Albert Einstein

With humility for ourselves and awe for the vastness of the world around us, we have to admit that this quote makes a very good point. What one knows is so small compared to everything that exists. The pursuit of knowledge has always been a key motivation for me as a feat in itself and for the improvements I can make in my life by applying it. I cannot know everything but I can know more and the hobby of learning will surely never run out. Continue reading “Circle of Knowledge”

Sit Down and Read…

Sit down and read;
Educate yourself
for the coming conflicts.

– Mother Jones

Check out this wonderful comic and keep it in mind for your new year’s resolutions!

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Book – The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn

I had never heard of this book before but it came to me as a prize for a drawing contest at the local library when I was a kid. I took notice of it many years later in my grand library of two shelves. Since then, I have read it several times and thoroughly enjoyed it. One is never too old for a children’s larger-than-life adventure. Continue reading “Book – The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn”

How to Read Non-Fiction

The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one that makes you think. – Harper Lee

I have always been a story reader but my interest in non-fiction is fairly premature. I am developing it, in favour of my ardent pursuit of knowledge. I find that it is much more challenging than reading fiction and offers a vastly different experience. Continue reading “How to Read Non-Fiction”