“We know with confidence only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases” (adapted from JW von Goethe). Discuss this statement with reference to two areas of knowledge.
When I was small I was completely sure that the story is that toys are live at night is true. No one had to explain to me later that this is not the true. A person simply understands learning certain things. However, when you understand, you begin to wonder about such and personal things, how it works and why not. However, this re-examination lies in the acquisition of knowledge. If we have learned parts of the human brain for one day, we can wonder how much we did not know about that, and how much longer we need to find out. This feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction is crucial when it comes to our knowledge because often this fact gives us a circulation and some answers about our consciousness. This all depends on which perspective we are looking at. First of all, I should investigate this by using natural science, in which little knowledge is based on facts that are insufficient to get to know the true value of knowledge. Second, in art, I will try to better understand an example of self-confidence, as a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities. Confidence and doubts in one’s own knowledge are like two sides of the world, far along the boundaries, and close to the essence. In both self-learning and suspicion of one’s own knowledge, only a drop of new discovery and knowledge is needed to understand our value or our ignorance. But what exactly is this drop, that is, little knowledge and how this increase of knowledge leads to doubt?
When we are just beginning to learn science, we think we know everything because it seems all easy. In fact, because the basic things are learned, which many children quickly overcome, thinking that this is all the material they need to know. However, when we move to a higher class, the spectrum of what we need to know is increasing, because there is more to learn. With older children, but older people also begin to have lower self-confidence, because there are often situations where people start losing among the things they need to learn. Although it may already be learned, knowledge creates a sense of less knowledge or insecurity with what they know. As a little, I knew astronomy was based on countless stars and a moon, and with that, I was confident in my knowledge of astronomy. However, that knowledge was only the basic of astronomy, because in these two years, in which I had astronomy as CAS creativity, I learned that those stars have names, that they are based on certain shapes that besides them there are other masses, such as comets, which are also important and that there are more planets, and many other facts, which are innumerable. Now those basics I have been confident as a child are actually expanded to a wider range of knowledge, with which I have no confidence as I had before, because I know and I am aware that astronomy has much more than what I already know.
However, even within the natural science, in which I have argued that people usually lose confidence in the increase of knowledge, based on increasing knowledge, but also because of low self-esteem, there is a logical side. For example, when I went to physics competition and won 3rd place, I had more confidence next year. I also started to consider myself as a good physicist that year, and I tried to do more and more to improve my knowledge of physics. With my constant exercise of physics and knowledge, I changed the picture in the eyes of other people about myself, because they also thought I was good at it. With that recognition in me, self confidence increased even more. I concluded that when a person receives recognition for his work, an award for a work or research, his self-confidence grows, not only because this award confirms his knowledge, but also because other people sees you as a person who is aware of his knowledge and who works on it.
In contrast to natural sciences, in art, knowledge is based on a different concept, because knowledge in art is in fact an understanding or presence of an opinion on an artwork. Even though, in both these fields self-learning is the same element when it comes to understanding knowledge, in art, there is a general well-known opinion that as an artist works in some way, he becomes more critical of him. It has been proven that Leonardo himself was capable of distracting Da Vinchi very easily, jumping from project to project, and much time based on small details, bringing his works to perfection. after his death, many works were found, which were published many years later, which later experienced great popularity, which shows the level of his confidence in these works. The very fact that I published 25 works throughout my life also speaks a lot about self-criticism consciousness that he had to Da Vinchi. When I found out, I found a similar awareness in my sister. Then she was a great lover of art, and she showed great talent from her small feet, her parents were trying to direct her to try to improve her talent. For years it has progressed more and more, however, its appreciation of its own work has been falling further. As she was improving her techniques, she doubted her work and talent. although this kind of thinking has a great negative aspect of an artist’s work and recognition, it still helps the artist to get to know very fine details, when it comes to artwork, but also to pay attention to any negative detail in the work.
However, as well as in natural sciences, and in art, self-confidence can be based on the achieved results that a person achieves, and thus continue to build that self-confidence, but also knowledge. for example, in a few years, how I trained the ballet, every time I learned a new movement, I would have more confidence in the making of choreography, because with each learning and memorizing steps, I would have more potential for better and better choreography. By doing so, I would encourage myself that I will not make many mistakes in more steps, because I always rely on those who are similar and thus provide myself with a smaller percentage of mistakes and greater self-confidence.
In conclusion, while I argued that self-confidence is relatively the same concept in different areas of knowledge, it is important to note that understanding knowledge is different in them. Knowledge in natural science is acquired knowledge, which man learns through different books, experiments, and life experiences. and in art, knowledge can be learned through books, experiments and life experiences, but in art all this knowledge is in some way transferred into the movements of the hand, head, or any other part of the body, which marks the work. In both of these areas of knowledge, emotions are transmitted through a lack or a surplus of self-confidence. If a person through his emotions does any kind of work, he represents it in the same way, through emotions. As rapidly developing in the world today, it specializes in the most sensitive point of a particular field. However, it comes to the fact that the same person may not know anything in any other area. On the surface, these two concepts, confidence and doubt are completely opposite, but they are actually linked by the emotions that emerge from the work done, and the reason, which is based on man’s understanding and reflection on the work itself and work.