When we get contaminated with excess knowledge , we lose our ability to think ! & Common sense is the casuality . . .
Human beings differ from other forms of life by their sixth sense . Our planet is few billion years old . Life came into existence over a million years ago .Our life has evolved over many thousands of years .The average life span of human race is 75 years . We need to realise , our life constitutes only a fraction of our planet’s life (<.0000001% ) . A may fly , which lives a life of less than a day , does it in style , looking for the light throughout the night , says good bye , to earth by morning leaving it unharmed . Actually , in terms of time , the life of the fly is just a fraction less than human life span , when compared to our planet’s life !
When these children are longing for food , some of earthly humans go to spend millions for obesity surgery ! That is the progress of knowledge driven society . . .
It is extremely common to experience the following scenario in any corporate hospitals of both developing and developed country .A uninsured or half insured ! person is refused entry into a hospital even for an emergency care while a wealthy person is lying comfortably watching TV in a five star suit of the same hospital after an inappropriate coronary angioplasty for an innocuous lesion of his heart !
The irony is , in this short span of earthly life , we want to prevail over the nature and conquer the planet . God is watching this human behavior silently . And he is smiling . . .
With all our knowledge base , modern science have done the maximum possible damage to our planet .We have made many lives extinct. If we tend to think , with the help of 6th sense we can become immortal , it would be the ultimate foolishness. When every one of us , is obsessed with our own health , we are deaf to the silent cries of our beloved planet earth .
Now , all of a sudden we realise all the accumulated knowledge & development has actually worked against us. We find our knowledge is dissociating our thoughts and now , we are fighting vigorously over acquiring the rights to damage our planet .
So it seems , the more we learn, less wisdom we have ! We may need to learn important lessons of living from all those species which do not boast to have the 6th sense !
Read a related article , excellent one published in British medical journal nearly 2 decades ago
Knowledge disease BMJ. 1993 December 18; 307(6919): 1578.