Intuition Vs Education or Knowledge
It holds a lot of significance in daily life, we all exprience it yet we are oblivious to it in many ways. It cannot be proved on an rational basis but we do often refer to it as our 'gut feeling' or a strong sense of knowing when we go about our daily lives.
If we can incorporate intution in a borader sense in the working of our daily lives we can achieve so much more. The potentially exists yet we are oblivious to this potential. It is perhaps because we have set so many limitation on our mind and our senses. Often getting pre-occupied with the minor issues of life that we neglect the major issues and fill our minds by concerning ourselves with petty issues. I wonder what it would be to live in world that was relaying solely on intuition. Some people would argue that if one solely relied on intution then we would end up being wrong many a times. This I believe would not be the case depending on how strongly we believe in ourselves. If the desire to know something and to achieve something is strong and we completely surrender our believe in such a desire then we will start to attain the or get closer to the 'Truth Factor'.
Just as all the five fingers are not the same or alike and just as no two people can have the excat set of hand prints in a simliar fashion no two people can ever think alike or can ever completely agree. It would only make sense to believe that Intution in a simliar fashion would never be similar and that it would be unique. But in comparision to the other sense we daily use or the 5 sense we rely on (such as the taste, feel, etc) intution is one of those sense which would never and I mean NEVER go wrong provided that we give it sufficient thought and belief.
Infact many of the scientific inventions we so called boom of science infact have begun as a single thought in someone's mind and these thoughts can be considered as an advanced level of intuition. When we look at many of the inventions or innovations they have been a results of a newer idea as opposed to reseach which we carry out in school or while studying. Much of the focus at school concerns with learning old concepts and refining them, the knowlegde already exits and we simply learn it and try to refine it futher down and perhaps use it in different application. But imagine a person who can imagine and create ideas from nothing, this has happened in the past yet we have termed such people intellectuals in the context of education not realising that their ideas and inventions were not fueled by some research but rather by intuition and imagination. There are many examples I could give, Einstein, Newton, Fleming, Grahme Bell. Many of these inventors or scientists have used their own imaginations to ponder and create ideas and inventions that have not been touched by their predecessors.
In contrast we see many more educationalists and intellectuals coming out of universities and schools of higher studies, yet their imaginations are curtailed and limited by what they have learned. The creative aspect of their workings have been limited and mended in a particular direction by their learning style and hence they most often cannot see into the other side or they cannot be open to new ideas.
This is very INTUITION comes into play, a simple term, yet holding the essence to achiving many advancements that we can only dream of today.