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Good Comment and on Intek: "To know and not to do is not yet to know"

Lester Buck just sent me this great zen koan:

"To know and not to do is not yet to know."

I agree. I've spent a lot of time thinking about this topic, and I came to the conclusion that there's no good word for this phenomenon. Thus, "Intek" -

intek: hybrid of “internalize” and ancient Greek “teknik”

intek: To go from a state of knowing a craft or skill theoretically to knowing how to perform that craft or skill in the real world.

Stop Consuming, Start Creating

On Cameron Chardukian

We’ve got another aggressive blog post today. Being somewhat related to yesterday’s topic of developing the courage to see the truth rather than endlessly searching for it, I’d like to talk about creating vs consuming.

It’s an interesting topic. Think about all the people you look up to. Tony Robbins, Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs, whoever. What do they have in common? They’re producers much more so than consumers.

We idealize people for the things they create, but for some reason we’re afraid to create things ourselves. Why? Consumption is effortless. Websites like Youtube, and Reddit have been designed to be highly stimulating and provide instant gratification. I’m sure all of us have had days wasted watching random videos, or if you’re like me reading dozens of personal development blog posts.

How many days though have you spent 10+ hours producing creative works? Exactly. The longest I’ve ever written was 7 or 8 hours straight and I’m more than half-a-year into this blogging business.

I’m pretty sure most people couldn’t even sit down for the hour or two I write everyday. Why is that? Perhaps they’re just trying to express themselves via the wrong medium. If you’re more comfortable expressing your ideas through music than public speaking then there’s nothing wrong with that.

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