Knowledge Application from Books

If you want to go to college, you’d have a good experience with college environment.

College provides more of an environment for you to study, rather than the actual knowledge being that important. In fact, you can learn all of them from books or online, since technologies are so advanced these days.

Knowledge these days are almost free to acquire, as long as you wish to acquire them.

The difference between colleges and books, is that college creates a certain type of model for you to implement these knowledge, and this goes for every single person in a college.

Like people learning in MBA, they utilize knowledge in a way specifically tailored from the program. It’s a model for the group of people who learn from it.

If people acquire knowledge generally, from books, conversations, conferences and other educational sources, they would have a much different view and utilization than those who learn it in a certain program.

We all have experienced highschools and we all know tests. For scoring high in tests, there are certain methods to actually improve your grades, and these methods are not necessarily related to actual knowledge. They are just the means to the end. But by using them, you do will get better grades.

This analogy is also the same for colleges. They provide you with a certain environment, and the environment has a certain way of functioning.

We see successful people learn things from books, a lot of them, but are they actually applying these knowledge correctly? Or scientifically?

Normally, schools provide you the “correct” ways of knowledge application. Because they have stats and examples as proofs to actually know which application is the best and which fits the exact situation.

If you simply learn from books, that does not tell you much from experience. Everyone has their own life experience, and upon that, they would produce different understandings towards a block of lines or a set of paragraphs.

And they may also apply the knowledge incorrectly, and we can see the result being twisted, and “weird”.

I think that’s the problem for self-learners. I’m a self-learner and I know that. Schools provide me the most efficient way of applying knowledge, because I don’t need to take time conducting experiments or tests on knowledge application.

Normally, for those who do not have a lot of experience with the certain knowledge, they need to apply the knowledge several times till they really grasp what the knowledge is implying.

The infamous Tai Lopez video is a good example. He himself talked about the importance of inserting fancy cars, beauties and chicks in his video, because they work as an incentive for people aspiring a better life.

But the application is blatantly strange. Why? Because when you put books, chicks, and fancy cars together. They just don’t add up.

Why would I read books when there are supercars around me or beautiful chicks beside me?

Aspiration? Inspiration? More like a joke.

There is this overall congruency for every scene. If you put orange, in a blue and grey paint, it’ll feel out of place. If you put an elephant, among squirrels and mice, it’ll feel straight up strange.

It definitely incurs the surprise effect, but this surprise is not the good type of surprise people like to see. It’s more of a surprise that people spotted something strange, off, among all other things.

And when you spot something off, that’s when your brain tells you it’s something dangerous, something fishy, and you should not come close.

Simple.

So we need to think about this: Under what circumstance should you apply the knowledge you learned? In what ways can you apply the knowledge correctly? Is there any else ways you can think of when you apply the knowledge?

You need to run the tests yourself and see results. Experience is always a good teacher, and also, reality checks out. 

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