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Why Learning is Hard

除了金錢,時間,精神,機會成本之外

你還得付出另一種東西

“信仰”

原文應該是英文的believe, 但翻成中文後微妙的比believe 更深刻

故事上, 量子力學宗師愛因斯坦相信”上帝不擲骰子”, 所以對後來的”測不準定理” 進行偏執的反擊到最後一刻
在持久的學術辯論之後, 聰明如愛因斯坦亦不得節節敗退, 可就是不肯放棄這個”信仰”
(注: “測不準定理” 是推翻因果論的東西, 簡單而言, 就是因為進行”觀察”而改變結果的現象. 結果是什麼完全視乎進行什麼形式的觀察, 而不是因為事件的前因後果. (念太多量子力學人會瘋掉…)  )

其他例子有:
信仰轉子引擎的萬事得
信仰納粹的德國
信仰明星不能有老婆子女的劉華

當信仰變成自己一部份, 除了摧毀自己(or 被人摧毀), 否則根本什麼也學不了

Posted in KM, Life, psychology.


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  1. Siu Wai says

    Anthony,

    Edward de Bono deployed another phrase to explain – The Sequence Trap.
    QUOTED
    “In your own personal life thing happen one after another. You acquire experience piece by peice. And the particular sequence in which experience is acquired makes a huge difference to the ideas and attitudes you hold. ……….. so a culture also has a sequenceof experience which makes up its history and determines its ideas. In science the particular sequence in which discoveries are made also determines the ideas that are held.”
    UNQUOTED

    This above is from his book – PO: Beyond Yes & No.

    Cheers,

    Siu Wai

  2. TS says

    We learn things every moment we are alive, either voluntarily or involuntarily, even when we are dreaming. I don’t see why learning is so hard, or it necessarily carries any monetary cost, in terms of tuition fee for example.

    What you are referring to, I think, is taking courses, getting academic qualification.

    However, I would agree that learning can be costly and painful (hard) when we need to learn from our lessons the hard ways. But that’s a kind of “involuntary learning”, from lessons that we have to learn whether we want it or not. However, such learning is normally useful learning for us.

  3. Anthony says

    after some googling, Edward de Bono also worked Six Thinking Hats.
    Seem to be a famous scholar.

    TS: learning is not so hard if is single loop learning. However, it is not if double loop.

    Ah, finally something related back to KM :P

  4. Siu Wai says

    Anthony,

    I would suggest ‘learning’ is an enjoyment actvity same as exercise/sport – with sweating but good for health.

  5. TS says

    Anthony, you may be right. While learning opportunity is everywhere, accepting the things or lessons we need to learn can be very hard, especially when that means the need to dig deep into our old habits and make efforts to change them.

  6. TS says

    About belief.

    I think belief is 信念,not 信仰,which I think is more on the religious side.

    Belief is a very important part in our sub-conscious mind. They very much determine how we act and react. Everyone carries some sorts of belief, depending on individuals’ upbringing, experience etc. They can be our assests or liabilities depending on whether they are helping us grow and achieve our goals, or limiting us.
    what we should do is to differentiate which is which, adopt the positve ones and abandon those limiting beliefs. Some examples:

    Positive beliefs:
    有志者事竟成
    天無絶人之路
    天生我才必有用
    君子不念舊惡
    Limiting Beliefs:
    人無橫財才不富
    好醜命生成
    寧可我負人,不可人負我
    有仇不報非君子



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