What makes a person more qualified or capable of doing something than the next person?
Usually it’s because of a knowledge gap.
The role of a professor is to close that knowledge gap. The role of a student is to apply that knowledge and further their own skill. The role of a university is to connect knowledgeable people with passionate students.
If I told you how simple the method of some of the magic tricks I performed, you’d be much less impressed by the magic.
Because I’ve closed that knowledge gap.
A huge part of why magic seems magical, or impossible, is because us magicians are fully aware of this knowledge gap.
Knowledge is power.
In the spirit of closing knowledge gaps, I sometimes do reveal the simplest tricks to spectators to explain why knowledge is so powerful. How in one instance, a trick seems impossible. And in showing the spectator again and giving them the knowledge of the trick, which I can explain in two sentences, the magic isn’t as magical, but instead, it becomes something both the spectator and I can enjoy. In reality, knowledge IS magic. Knowledge connects us and created a bridge from performer to spectator.
Knowledge and education is one of the most important things in my life right now. How can I close these knowledge gaps I have with the people I admire most? Books. Lectures. Application.
Let’s close these knowledge gaps and start sharing the magic.