We live in a fine time, if you ask me.
Anybody, anywhere can find out things. All the information in the world can be brought to your personal computer or smart phone. In an instant.
We have the internet.
You don’t have to go to the library, the library comes to you.
You don’t have to rely on outdated, musty volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica, you can check out Wikipedia, (proceeding with caution granted, but proceed!)
No matter who you are, what you already know or don’t, if you are connected you can find out whatever you might be wanting to know.
Like what the sequence of the gene that might predispose you to alcoholism or the one for breast cancer.
Or whether the bump on your hand is a tumor or a wart.
You can find out how to make a bomb or outfit your home with upcycled furnishings while perusing a video of Miley Cyrus twerking. You might decide some of your time is better spent locating 200 recipes on how to make chili, some with step by step instructions or maybe you’d rather know how to repair your leaky toilet or translate a webpage from Russian into Spanish.
The downside of all this availability is that you have to exercise something called discernment to answer any at least some of those questions above.