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Jan 23, 2019 23:44:01

"Why do we know what do yet do something else?"

by @seunoyebode | 212 words | 55🔥 | 110💌

Seun Oyebode

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"Why do people know what to do and yet not do it? Like we know worrying is not good, it solves nothing yet many still worry. Is this not just head knowledge?"

A friend posted that as a WhatsApp status. Below was my response;

The thing is;
1) The average human is a slow learner. I don't have the stats but your valid observation confirms it. Before we learn a concept we need to hear it again and again and again. An example is, savings many know they should save yet they don't.
2) We are in a time when we have so much information at our disposal. It has never been like this in human history. So much knowledge and information. Hence it has become very easy to be shallow - Just knowing something on the surface. Only few people have depth. And how do we have depth about a concept or knowledge? 1 above, read it again, hear it again so much.
Finally lots of young folks get bored at sticking at one thing to know it thoroughly. They call it boredom. It's not boredom its laziness. That also is part of the problem.

I wrote that almost on the fly and i felt that's about 200 Words.

So, let me know your thoughts too.

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    @seunoyebode People do things based on feelings or motivation. It's not about knowledge but more about awareness.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 24, 2019 14:54:29
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    @seunoyebode - Just finished reading a book called atomic habits. Very interesting quote there. The author James Clear states it towards the end of the book:
    "The greatest threat to success is not failure but boredom."

    The most successful businesses are the once where they are able to mitigate boredom.
    I am not sure if it is that simplistic but it is an interesting theory.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jan 23, 2019 18:26:46
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    Abe Cent avatar Abe Cent | Jan 23, 2019 23:46:33
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