It seems, perhaps not surprisingly, that many appear to be puzzled and sometimes annoyed by the chaotic structure of the course, even some of my italian classmates of the LTEver community.
Well, let’so go for a walk in a wood and relax …
What does it mean to know a wood?
- to know its name?
- to know the region where it is located?
- to know all the paths in the wood so as to be able to find the way back from any place and in any condition?
- to know the kinds of trees, plants and animals that are populating it?
- to know it so that you can hunt wild animals there?
- to know that in a certain place there is water flowing under the soil?
- to know where and when one can find good mushrooms there?
- to know a relevant historical fact that took place there?
- to know that a famous poet found inspiration there?
- to know it because you felt in love there?
Oh, there are so many ways to know that wood, some of them achieved in an entire life and some in very short times.
However, nobody would assume that in order to know that wood one has to know exactly every tree, one by one, its shape, age and location. Every plant. Every leave of every plant. Every animal and where every animal is and what every animal is doing at any instant. Every stone. Every particle.
Of course not! It is just too much and after all, would this kind of knowledge be desirable? No, this thorough and crazy knowledge appears to be less desirable than one of the previous ones.
No, what we need is to find our own way to know that wood. There are unlimited ways to now it and everyone has a different system (network?) of concepts to connect to it. Even the same person at different times has a different system of concepts to connect to it.
At any rate, which is the best way to achieve that peculiar knowledge? Just enjoing a walk in the wood, one, two, many times and go where you see something you like. With the passing of time you will know that wood in your own way.
So, let’s go far a walk in this course and relax …