How Knowledge Is Gained? Essay

1420 Words Nov 19th, 2010 6 Pages
How is knowledge gained? What are the sources? To what extent might these vary according to age, education, and cultural background?

As we grow old we will continue to learn new things in life, weather it’s how to ride a bike or learn about our heritage and certain religions. We constantly increase our knowledge in various ways to help us progress further and develop our brains more which in turn will help us develop ourselves. Of course we will learn from the media, books or from other people but in order to process information and knowledge from these sources we have to already know how to read, how to reason and who to trust. Whatever we pursue in life we have to look for ways to expand and increase our knowledge. For example
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For example, when you are young, your parents dress you but once you become old enough you will learn how to dress yourselves, because your parents are showing you were certain pieces of clothing go, so you will not be putting socks on your hands or underpants on your head, you will know exactly were the clothing goes because you learn from your parents and you observe what parts of the body they put their clothing. It’s the same with when your parents teach you how to use the bathroom or take a bath. You learn from young and than with experience you become an expert. People could also come under this category because we learn by watching others and listening to others. We learn by the experience, mistakes and expertise of others. Whatever fields we wish to pursue careers in there are hundreds of people who have enough experience in those particular fields. All you have to do is associate with the experts in the field you wish to gain knowledge about. Experimentation could set in when you are a teen because curiosity sets in. With age you become curious about knowing certain things, so if someone asks you something you will know about that specific topic. When you are 15 you may become curious about how to ride a bike and what types of bikes there are so when you are 16 you can show off your new bike and maybe even have the best bike. You may also become curious about different fashion icons, wondering what the latest fashion is so that you are not wearing

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