What is knowledge?

I realized that in the previous post I mentioned “thirst for knowledge”. The term knowledge can be misleading. By knowledge, I certainly do not imply ‘information’. What most of us inevitably possess at a certain age, or acquire by a certain age, is just information. There is really nothing to invent but only to discover. Everything has been tried and done before. The way of this era, the ‘kaliyuga’, is to manifest into instruments of destruction and catalysts of entropy.
Prof. Russell Ackoff theorizes the difference between data, information, knowledge, understanding and wisdom. This is a very useful concept for understanding how ‘systems thinking’ works.
I was somehow aware of this difference inherently, I am sure most of us are, we just do not put it as glibly, in our minds. Although, Ackoff’s theory may offer an insight into understanding the human mind, it needs a deeper probing.
For example, intent, instinct, awareness are more primitive and built in faculties of the human being.
Even before we start breathing, or develop the corporeal form to be able to breathe, there was an intent to “be” to exist. It is understanding this intent or ‘sankalp’ behind everything, that is knowledge.
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