Knowledge Is A Complex, Time Consuming Process

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There are many definitions for knowledge. One common definition is “human faculty resulting from interpreted information; understanding that germinates from combination of data, information, experience, and individual interpretation (“Knowledge”).” Knowledge is gained when a person discovers new information; however, knowledge is more intricate and meaningful than plain information. Knowledge includes a variety of aspects such as: awareness, familiarity, understanding gained through experience or study, and results from making comparisons, identifying consequences, and making connections (“What is Knowledge?”). The production of knowledge is a complex, time consuming process. For knowledge to be produced, a person must first think of an idea, and then decide to further pursue it. Knowledge is produced by a person as a response to and as a reflection of one 's own or others ' experiences, ideas, and information. Knowledge is relative to a social frame of reference, meaning that it is both social and personal, and both objective and subjective at the same time. Knowledge is a part of the process of daily life, yet it includes moments of detachment and reflection. It is both a belief and a potential for action. Knowledge aims for socialization and externalization. It grows and expands further by overcoming and incorporating the responses from external resources, and by undergoing the necessary modifications and improvements in itself. A person’s knowledge both influences and is
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