Inequalities of Knowledge

Posted By on Jul 7, 2013 | 0 comments


I’ve spent a fair bit of time over the years researching the inequalities (and inequity) of wealth distribution. A new idea for me today is that, in the same way that we have wealth inequalities, there are also skills & knowledge inequalities.

Part of the reason is financial, as professions have material incentive to keep their knowledge silo’d and exclusive. Another part of the reason, probably the larger, is that the barriers to entry for the layperson are just too high, based on tools, resources, and accessibility of the expertise. These barriers can be lowered by intelligently and generously designing curricula and making available tools which start at the beginning and build intuitively and efficiently towards full comprehension, teaching all the correct principles along the way.

This is exactly my intention with Get The Fitness; to make accessible – to spread far and wide – the skills and knowledge of how to use fitness and nutrition effectively to improve our lives.

It’s been a heck of a challenge teaching myself web design and development; I didn’t even know where to start at the beginning of May. The idea of “skills & knowledge inequalities” occurred to me in the context of someday being able to lower that barrier to entry by delivering a truly accessible and comprehensive “web entrepreneurship” curriculum and toolkit.

What can I say, I love to systematize things and teach them.

This is how I look when I'm having big ideas... just not quite as cute.

This is how I look when I’m having big ideas… just not quite as cute.

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