Knowledge Does Not Equal Understanding

Here is a great video about a bicycle that turns the opposite way it should and the pain this causes in trying to learn how to change. It really is interesting and unexpected. I want to thank Eric Gregory for encouraging Ashley Smith to share it with me. Eric was right. I did find it very interesting on several levels.

One, the physiological level, of the brain trying to learn and unlearn something and then learn it again by a very intelligent adult;

Two, how much quicker a five year old is at than a very intelligent adult;

Three of the major lessons learned. We can take these to the bank. These are:

  • Knowledge does not equal understanding
  • Truth is truth
  • Be careful how you look at and interpret things because we all look at the world with bias.

As a mediator I know there are three sides to every issue. These are my side, your side and the truth. The key is listening to others to uncover the truth.

Peace.

About the author

Mike Gregory is a professional speaker, an author, and a mediator. You may contact Mike directly at mg@mikegreg.com and at (651) 633-5311. Mike has written 12 books (and co-authored two others) including his latest book, The Collaboration Effect: Overcoming Your Conflicts, and The Servant Manager, Business Valuations and the IRS, and Peaceful Resolutions that you may find helpful. [Michael Gregory, ASA, CVA, NSA, MBA, Qualified Mediator with the Minnesota Supreme Court]