Tuesday 28 March 2023

Facts, Information, and Knowledge

 2023. 03. 29. Wed.

 We often hear that we should read a lot of books. But I can hardly hear an explanation as to why we need to read a lot of books.

 Here are three words: facts, information, and knowledge.

 Facts refer to everything that exists in the world.

 Information refers to news or data that a certain fact exists.

 Knowledge is a collective term for the information that exists in the world that is accepted into oneself.

 It is a fact that exists in the world, but if no one has discovered the fact, the information about the fact does not exist. Also, among countless pieces of information, those that are not accepted as one's own are not knowledge.

 The saying that we need to read a lot of books needs a little correction. In other words, it should be said that we should read a lot of books that contain 'correct information'.

 There is so much misinformation out there in the world. If you accept wrong information, you put wrong knowledge in yourself. The thoughts and judgments we make are based on the knowledge that exists within ourselves. For this reason, it is very difficult for those who contain false knowledge to make proper thoughts or judgments.

 The unfortunate thing is that in today's world, it is very difficult to find a way to distinguish between correct information and incorrect information.

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