Anyone seeking a better life through increased knowledge is part
of the knowledge era.

     The subject of Knowledgism derives from the coming era.

     It is not just a spiritual philosophy, hopefully it includes the
mastery of all subjects that greatly enhances life for each of us.


     Knowledgism is the high-tech, high-touch use of knowledge
systems, processes and procedures to optimize economies, societies,
areas, subjects, objects, groups, and individuals, and to help their
utilization's, quality and viability for the greatest good of all.  It
is based on win-win accomplishment for all, and includes that which is
best from past systems.

     As Knowledgism expands it will cross national boundaries and
those of race, color, and creed.

     A Knowledgist studies, practices and applies knowledge for the
greatest good of everyone.  Knowledge has become not only the power of
today's society, but the basis for survival in the future.  In the
coming years, the rewards for being knowledgeable will be vast; the
penalties for ignorance, severe.



     An evolution of paradigms is always in progress.  Those who stay
on top of the changes find themselves in the right place at the right
time, changing to new paradigms as old ones become less viable.  Those

     cannot keep up with the change, or who have a vested interest in
the old ways, fight and oppose change and get left behind.

     The first trend on the chart is the Evolution of Knowledge
Cycles.  This trend shows the learning paradigm shifts that mankind
has gone through.  The period from 6000 B.C.  to 400 A.D.  was the
basic Warrior Era where man, nations, groups, and relationships were
alternately conquered, dominated, subjugated, and forced to comply
with the will of others.  This was the prevailing paradigm of the day.

     The years from 400 A.D.  to 1000 A.D.  were the Dark Ages.  Man
lost his desire to learn and opposed knowledge.  This was a time of
paradigm crash.

     "It wasn't until a thousand years later that we find 'reckoning
masters' teaching pupils bound for commercial careers."


     The years from 1000 A.D.  to the present are the Literacy Era.
Another paradigm shift took place during this time as an almost
world-wide activity of learning to read, write, and do arithmetic was
being pursued.

     In less than 1000 years, a major period of paradigm upgrading,
man has seen his entire universe shift to higher and higher levels of
survival and abundance.  His life span has almost doubled.  Food,
shelter, and basic survival needs are more than adequate for 90% of
the literate nations' populations.


     With knowledge the primary source of power, the 1990's and the

     century will become the Knowledge Era.

     Today, with our ability to record knowledge and skills on a
memory chip, the innovation of smart, skilled machines will
revolutionize the industrial countries.  It's entirely possible that
by the year 2020, we could see the type of change in industry that
occurred in agriculture, leaving only a few percent producing what 90%
had produced previously.  What

     will this mean for you?  What will you need to know and be in
order to stay in the mainstream and keep winning?  How can you benefit
from the changes to improve your success, prosperity, and happiness?

     Obviously, the technological elite, as well as people-handling
skills (not just for the sick and elderly but for the young and able),
will be in great demand.  As we move into the Knowledge Era, the
successful paradigms

     will be knowledge-based.


Main Entry: knowl·edge
Pronunciation: 'nä-lij
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English knowlege, from knowlechen to acknowledge,
irregular from knowen
Date: 14th century
1 obsolete : COGNIZANCE
2 a (1) : the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity
gained through experience or association (2) : acquaintance with or
understanding of a science, art, or technique b (1) : the fact or
condition of being aware of something (2) : the range of one's
information or understanding  c :
the circumstance or condition of apprehending truth or fact through
reasoning : COGNITION d : the fact or condition of having information or
of being learned 
4 a : the sum of what is known : the body of truth, information, and
principles acquired by mankind b archaic : a branch of learning
be known by an individual or by mankind. KNOWLEDGE applies to facts or
ideas acquired by study, investigation, observation, or experience . LEARNING applies to knowledge
acquired especially through formal, often advanced, schooling . ERUDITION strongly implies the
acquiring of profound, recondite, or bookish learning . SCHOLARSHIP implies the possession
of learning characteristic of the advanced scholar in a specialized
field of study or investigation .

Main Entry: -ism
Function: noun suffix
Etymology: Middle English -isme, from Middle French & Latin; Middle
French, partly from Latin -isma (from Gk) & partly from Latin -ismus,
from Greek -ismos; Greek -isma & -ismos, from verbs in -izein -ize
1 a : act : practice : process   b : manner of
action or behavior characteristic of a (specified) person or thing
 c : prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a
(specified) attribute  
2 a : state : condition : property  b : abnormal state or
condition resulting from excess of a (specified) thing  or
marked by resemblance to (such) a person or thing 
3 a : doctrine : theory : cult  b : adherence to a system or a
class of principles 
4 : characteristic or peculiar feature or trait 

Main Entry: -ist
Function: noun suffix
Etymology: Middle English -iste, from Old French & Latin; Old French
-iste, from Latin -ista, -istes,
from Greek -istEs, from verbs in -izein -ize
1 a : one that performs a (specified) action  : one that makes
or produces a (specified) thing  b : one that plays a
(specified) musical instrument  c : one that operates a
(specified) mechanical instrument or contrivance 
2 : one that specializes in a (specified) art or science or skill
3 : one that adheres to or advocates a (specified) doctrine or system or
code of behavior    or that of a
(specified) individual  


     No matter what subject or discipline you seek to master and
become knowledgeable about, you tend to follow this pathway.

     It can be long or relatively short.  Usually it depends on what
level of excellence, quality, application or degree of mastery you
seek to attain.

     The sequence goes something like this:

     1.  No previous contact, awareness or connection to a subject or
area.  You are completely separate from.

Main Entry: 1sep·a·rate
Pronunciation: 'se-p(&-)"rAt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -rat·ed; -rat·ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin separatus, past participle of
separare, from se- apart + parare to prepare, procure -- more at SECEDE,
Date: 15th century
transitive senses
1 a : to set or keep apart : DISCONNECT, SEVER b : to make a distinction
SORT  d : to disperse in space or time : SCATTER 
2 archaic : to set aside for a special purpose : CHOOSE, DEDICATE
3 : to part by a legal separation: a : to sever conjugal ties with b :
to sever contractual relations with :
4 : to block off : SEGREGATE
5 a : to isolate from a mixture : EXTRACT  b :
to divide into constituent parts
6 : to dislocate (as a shoulder) especially in sports intransitive
1 : to become divided or detached
2 a : to sever an association : WITHDRAW b : to cease to live together
as a married couple
3 : to go in different directions
4 : to become isolated from a mixture

become or cause to become disunited or disjointed.  SEPARATE may imply
any of several causes such as dispersion, removal of one from others,
or presence of an intervening thing .  PART implies the separating of things or persons in
close union or association .  DIVIDE implies
separating into pieces or sections by cutting or breaking .  SEVER implies violence especially in the removal
of a part or member .  SUNDER suggests violent rending
or wrenching apart .  DIVORCE
implies separating two things that commonly interact and belong
together .

     2.  No interest or still to unfamiliar with the subjects or areas
value or importance.  So it is ignored.

Main Entry: ig·nore
Pronunciation: ig-'nOr, -'nor
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): ig·nored; ig·nor·ing
Etymology: obsolete ignore to be ignorant of, from French ignorer, from
Latin ignorare, from ignarus ignorant, unknown, from in- + gnoscere,
noscere to know -- more at KNOW
Date: 1801
1 : to refuse to take notice of
2 : to reject (a bill of indictment) as ungrounded
synonym see NEGLECT
- ig·nor·able /-'nOr-&-b&l, -'nor-/ adjective
- ig·nor·er noun

     3.  You begin to get a little aware or interest in the subject or
area.  So you buy a book or attend some form of introduction to the
subject or area.

Main Entry: be·gin·ner
Pronunciation: bi-'gi-n&r
Function: noun
Date: 14th century
: one that begins something; especially : an inexperienced person

     4.  Your interest, value and recognition of the importance of the
subject or area undergoes a shift.  You enrol in a course of study.

Main Entry: stu·dent
Pronunciation: 'stü-d&nt, 'styü-, chiefly Southern -d&nt
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin student-, studens, from present
participle of studEre to study
-- more at STUDY
Date: 14th century
1 : SCHOLAR, LEARNER; especially : one who attends a school
2 : one who studies : an attentive and systematic observer

     5.  You become an apprentice.  This is a vital yet often ommited
step.  A good apprenticeship allows you to not know about a subject or
area.  It allows you to make mistakes without undue punishment.

Main Entry: 1ap·pren·tice
Pronunciation: &-'pren-t&s
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English aprentis, from Middle French, from Old French,
from aprendre to learn,
from Latin apprendere, apprehendere
Date: 14th century
1 a : one bound by indenture to serve another for a prescribed period
with a view to learning an art or trade b : one who is learning by
practical experience under skilled workers a trade, art, or calling
2 : an inexperienced person : NOVICE 
- ap·pren·tice·ship /-t&(sh)-"ship, -t&s-"ship/ noun

     6.  You reach for a higher level of competance.  You serve an

Main Entry: 3in·tern
Variant(s): also in·terne /'in-"t&rn/
Function: noun
Etymology: French interne, from interne, adjective
Date: circa 1879
: an advanced student or graduate usually in a professional field (as
medicine or teaching) gaining supervised practical experience (as in a
hospital or classroom)
- in·tern·ship /-"ship/ noun

     7.  You can now be employed, though your knowledge and mastery
will be very limited.  You are a journeyman.

Main Entry: jour·ney·man
Pronunciation: -m&n
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from journey journey, a day's labor + man
Date: 15th century
1 : a worker who has learned a trade and works for another person
usually by the day
2 : an experienced reliable worker or performer especially as
distinguished from one who is brilliant or colorful  

     8.  You seek even higher degrees of excellence.

     You become a craftsman.

Main Entry: crafts·man
Pronunciation: 'kraf(t)s-m&n
Function: noun
Date: 13th century
1 : a worker who practices a trade or handicraft
2 : one who creates or performs with skill or dexterity especially in
the manual arts 
- crafts·man·like /-"lIk/ adjective
- crafts·man·ly /-lE/ adjective
- crafts·man·ship /-"ship/ noun

     9.  As your knowledge, experience and mastery increases, you
become a master.

Main Entry: mas·tery
Pronunciation: 'mas-t(&-)rE
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English maistrie, from Old French, from maistre master

Date: 13th century
     1 a : the authority of a master : DOMINION b : the upper hand in
a contest or competition : SUPERIORITY, ASCENDANCY

     2 a : possession or display of great skill or technique b : skill
or knowledge that makes one master of a subject : COMMAND

     By following these sequences, almost anyone can rise to mastery
over a subject or area.

     It is by following these basic sequences that any country, group
or individual can cause a better life or better civilization to come
into being.

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