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Observation and Knowledge

[125] The judgement over humans e.g. needs the evaluation of the body language. So we can protect ourselves e.g. against lie. In addition, concerning the procurement of livelihood good observation helps: What can be improved? This is a question that one can permanently ask oneself. Even if there is perhaps nothing to improve.

[126] One lives well with making sure that one is on the right way. Here others can help. One can ask them, if necessary indirectly. Even if one does not receive a satisfying answer, one gets ahead, since each answer contains a scintilla truth. This scintilla is to hold tight well.

[127] During the good observation it depends to be exact and to consider the details. This presupposes practice. Correct reasoning is much more difficult. One can make more mistakes, which can get outwards. In any case one needs a good knowledge base, on which one can fall back.

[128] In order to obtain a good knowledge base, the knowledge must often be valuated. Generalisations can help to structure. They must be, however, correct. Often analogy reasoning is suited. The logic should not be however the subject of this virtue doctrine. Here suitable books help.

[129] Also the empathy helps much: How is my vis--vis, what is on its mind? Listening well and classifying correctly help it. Still better one can understand it, if one fathoms, why it says something in such a way. Here also fantasy is in demand and experience such as intuition.

[130] If one grasped what is said of the vis--vis, then one can consider a suitable answer that helps it. The developed vis--vis changes now the role and listens on its part attentively. Thus one word follows the other and it develops a harmonic conversation. None tries to hurt the other one.

[779] Veraciousness has its price, but the truth can also be wonderful and delight. If it is deep and complex, one draws on it for a long time. There are complicated theories, but they are often on a waggly grounding. Only when the basic problems are sufficiently understood and solved, we should start with their construction. What for man is in the fore, be their basis.

[780] To all knowledge, there is easy access: L. Who wants to explore L should bias zer first towards zerself by being prepared to do all for zer what makes sense. L does not demand everything, but a lot: We have received much, so we can give a lot, too - everybody according to zis possibilities. L views exactly whether we try hard or do not. Life is not to be incessant hardship, but successful and fulfilled.

[801] The educational attainment does not decide on the value of a human being, since everybody is compared with zis possibilities and zis achievements for L. One can explore all necessary knowledge through L if one is able to absorb it. Often, knowledge is only created because of the compulsion to publish and has then the corresponding significance. Not the quantity, but the content of knowledge counts.

[802] Man is too complex to be described so accurately by statistical statements that significant cognitions can be won from them. So indeed trends can be derived, but individual statements can only be won inadequately. For the own life individual conditions and statements are crucial. Nobody would like to be labelled (below-) average or standardised.

[804] The new media can be addictive: The computer that does what one wants and procures all information that one justifiably requests can let forget the normal needs. Music and television consumption, cinema, internet and mobile phone can make dependent. The youth may cushion much, but in older age the one-sidedness gets even, if e.g. the body comes off badly, and exacts its toll.

[805] One has not to understand the technics in particular that surrounds us. The same is true for mathematics, which makes our everyday life easier. Who masters the basic arithmetic operations, has enough mathematical knowledge to be able to get well through life. The knowledge of mankind will not grow exponentially forever, because L zerself grows only polynomially and there is only for finitely many people place on the earth.

[806] There is enough potential to be explored: the sciences can increase much for a long time to wit in all fields. With the substances the number of possible references increases and thus the words. The emerging knowledge can be distributed on the sciences, man must reposition zerself and reflect about the relationship with L, because substantially new demands here a satisfactory answer.

[807] Caution should be exercised concerning so-called authorities: Strictly speaking one can confide in no person blindly. Each statement is worth a review. Science went already a lot of aberrations and tripped itself up through the adoption of statements ostensively proven. True authority comes from L alone. Everyone is refutable and prone to error, because the available knowledge exceeds zer.

[856] It is possible that we receive information not intended for us. Do we procure it intentionally to take an advantage of it or even damage others with it, we act wrong. Do we enter unintentionally into their possession we do not notice them. Do we have notice of them, we minimise possible damage and remain silent about them. Treason and espionage are punished with justification.

[857] It can be dangerous to assume something to be true that is not true. The healthy doubt belongs to daily life. Who has leisure can take the trouble also to cast doubts on basic things. From my own experience I can say that it is more than worthwhile: One comes by the deepest and most enduring knowledge. One achieves only through indirect ways an objective, as long as so much wrong exists in the world.

[858] One should beware of unjustified reductionism: Certain issues are complex and are not properly appreciated, when they are reduced. It is certainly nice to have a simple theory that explains a lot. If one can show that it is wrong, the nicest simplicity is to no avail. To handle a problem with inadequate methods is usually pure waste of time. Nevertheless, there are ingeniously simple solutions for some problems.

[808] Titles and awards do not protect against error. True greatness can and must renounce them, since it is threatened to be overwhelmed with them. True greatness lives quietly in communion with L. It acknowledges wanting to have nothing own since it would not belong to L. It takes that which L assigns to it, and gives what L makes possible. True greatness builds a unity with L, which can be eliminated by nobody.

[880] It is important that we exercise human knowledge: Much can be averted if we appreciate people correctly. Who is up to mischief can be blocked; who means well for us, can be trusted in. Appearance, voice, diction, language and gestures: even littlenesses can bring us on the right track. But it requires all our power of observation, if we do not want to come to misjudgements.

[881] We should not try through our familiarity with L to take advantages we do not deserve of this relationship. We should consider carefully what we can demand of L, if at all. Do we overstep the mark, we get the opposite of what we aspired to. L must do justice equally to all people. This restrains zer in zis benefits, for all of which ze must justify.

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