Just Frikin Google it​

“Our rapidly moving, information-based society badly needs people who know how to find facts rather than memorize them, and who know how to cope with change in creative ways. You don’t learn those things in school.” – Wendy Priesnitz

 

 

We live in an age where the average person has access to the largest source of information in the history of the world.  With the click of a button, you can reach out and access the wisdom of the world's thinkers without the hindrance of time, or place.  You can tap into the combined insights of anyone from Albert Einstein to Dr. Dre.  And yet so many people would rather have their hand held.

 

 

We've been conditioned by the modern school system to study, plan, avoid risk, and ask permission.  This conditioning inhibits people from taking full advantage of the educational power of the Internet, and it needs to stop.

 

 

The other day my Mom was speaking on the phone with a friend.   In the course of the conversation, a question came up to which neither of them had the answer.  In a manner that I have heard all my life, she jauntily said "I don't know, let me look it up!".  After a furious clatter of keys, she had found the answer and the conversation could continue.  In a slightly incredulous tone, her friend asked "do you do that with everything?  Just look it up?".  Mom replied, "Of course, don't you?".

 

 

Look it up.  Don't waste someone else's time asking questions you have the power to find the answers for yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Epps