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Monday, September 6, 2010

Phun-size Philosophy # 16 – Acknowledgment

Acknowledgment is the whole process of choosing to recognize the existence of others in your surroundings and environment. It is the opposite of ignorance because you become cognizant of almost everything that is around you. As we make progresses in life and civilization advances, we continuously acknowledge that there is more to life. From dark matter to molecules, as humanity become more advanced we start becoming more aware of what really goes on around us. The thing is that is it up to the individual on how to respond and act to their environment. It is a whole different story when you are faced with living with something and recognizing how it will affect your life in the future. There are usually three basic methods for which people can choose to deal with whatever interacts with them and that is tolerating, accepting, and ignoring. Tolerating means that you are essentially putting up with something you wouldn’t willingly do because it isn’t ideal to you but will nonetheless probably for the sake of someone else. Accepting is willingly dealing with something without any resistance and basically assimilating it into your way of life. Some people choose to respond by not taking any actions and refuse to admit certain things and go with the whole “what you don’t know can’t hurt you” perspective. The thing is that if you continuously ignore whatever subject it is, then there a possibility of the situation propagating to the point where it is out of hand. You then have a chance of being blindsided so I think the best policy is to acknowledge whatever presents itself to you. By doing so you gain the capabilities of awareness which thus can lead to preparation and avoid any possible negative effects they can have on your life. By knowing exactly what things are capable of you can then make plans on how to deal and respond appropriately to whatever comes at you.

-Allan Nicholas

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