Human empowerment: Knowledge: Curiousity &| Beauty = Learning

First I’ll just throw out there that maybe I already am compassionate. I mean, I don’t live my life for others only, I’m not some Gandi, but I understand people and can sympathize with people and I don’t get into many fights because of this.

Also I’ll add that there is meaning in just visiting my Grandmother or someone else close to me but who I don’t see often.

The main thing I want to discuss is if it’s possible to make a big positive impact on the world and derive meaning from it, and what would be my special strength to do this with?

So I think when it all comes down to it, people in other countries who have hard lives, well, if they knew more, they wouldn’t have such hard lives. People need to know more stuff in order to become empowered and also to thrive. Knowledge is power. Compassion is actually a form of knowledge even.

So how can I help without burning myself out and feeling empty? Could rely on feeling compassion? I think this would be unnatural to develop these feelings for motivation. Especially because ENTPs are the natural discoverers/innovators. We enjoy seeking and creating knew knowledge.

The fact that I don’t enjoy finding something that has already been found leads me to believe that I derive meaning from the fact that I am finding something other don’t know but might want to know?

Also, the thing I enjoy doing the most, is sharing what I know, especially if I think others could benefit from it. It’s so efficient, so easy, I am never really putting myself out when I function in this way. I’m not saying compassion isn’t important, just that I’m not sure it’s worth making a practice out of it. I mean, the compassion I learned so far, did not come from making a practice out of it, it just came from living, and I guess observational learning from my infj mom and isfx dad and I guess others, and just knowledge. Knowledge of the idea that everyone has their own challenges. This knowledge doesn’t take practice. You just learn it, integrate it by imagining ect.

Also yeah, having parents or people who care about you and want to see you survive, helps you learn compassion in return. Anyways, I’m going off on a tangent, I really don’t want to get into how people learn to love and why it’s important, especially since there are people who don’t. It’s a whole other topic. All I know is I do and I think I feel compassion more strongly for people in need when I know there is something I can do to help. I think that’s how ENFJs put it as well. They have this power to love and do things out of love and so they can’t help but do so.

I think what keeps people from being compassionate sometimes isn’t that they don’t see the value in helping others, but that they don’t think they can do it, or can’t do it easily, and it becomes to hard for them. If I just focus on learning new interesting things and wondering at possibilities and creating them, donating my knowledge is effortless so I will be contributing without effort.

If everyone felt powerful enough that helping other took no effort, everyone would help others. Many software programmers do this because donating 1000s of dollars of knowledge is just copy paste. Basically I’m assuming the “least I can do” is actually the most, and it’s a lot.

Also there is a lot of stuff in the field of psychology and cognitive science, like developmental psych and intelligence and cognition and problem solving. It would be really cool if I could develop methods of learning things faster. Like mnemonics. I guess my language learning method on this blog is kind of a start. More would be good, like if there was a way to do advanced calculations in my head I’d be all over that. Way more fun than pen and paper stuff.

The next idea I want to talk about quickly is beauty and if it’s related to meaning and to learning. So what I think is that it’s related to meaning because it brings pleasure which can be meaningful but even more than this is that that pleasure can be even on a more spiritual feeling level. This is important, it changes the way a person feels about life in general, more positive.

Next, the learning.

Is a theory that says beautiful things are easier to process in the brain, or something like that. I mean, of course it would be easier to process something you enjoy looking at than something you don’t. Well maybe not always, something things that are ugly or bad are shocking or whatever and are learned fast based on some evolutionary adaptions I guess.

What the article says though is that beautiful things are just easier to process because things like symmetry which one common feature found in beautiful objects, is easier to process, because it’s just one side and then the mirror reflection of that side. Stuff like that.

Also I want to not that novelty seems to be a factor, just based on the fact that a beautiful song becomes less beautiful if you heard it already. What this leads me to is I’m wondering if beauty is kind of like a motivation to learn something? Or a reward for doing so efficiently? Iunno.

Ok, so in closing I could focus my free time on indulging in curiosities and experiencing/creating novel beauty. Both at the same time where possible lol.


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