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  1. Inaccurate translation of a quote from the Book of Ecclesiastes.�

    The word “knowledge “is more often used in the sense of” systematized information that is suitable for use ” or used to improve the quality of life.�

    It is not “knowledge” that multiplies grief, but chaotic, fragmentary, logically unrelated information that cannot be applied for development. It takes up a valuable resource of your attention, takes up extra space for the media, confuses you, and takes up a lot of processing time. And the time can be spent with more benefit and with more joy. Therefore, an excess of unnecessary information worsens the quality of life, that is, “multiplies grief”.

    Too much information and a lack of information on the issue of interest are equally useless.�

    The prophet Ecclesiastes mainly talked about time.�

    As the poet said, ” Don't waste your time.”�

  2. It seems to me that knowledge brings satisfaction and constantly growing curiosity in various fields
    And grief can be a failure to cope with the novelty.

  3. What is sorrow? Feeling, (emotion) which is closely related to the heart. Knowledge is just impressions, it is the heart that accepts them, so learning is easily given to people with a cold heart, soulless instead of enlarged annals of memory. so we grieve when we receive knowledge, but when we are open, for example: traveling or something like that, we also feed on impressions, do you catch the connection? (I can't go any further, I'm running out of ink.)

  4. Once, when I was a child, my father said to me, ” They are smart, son, they are also fools!”, many years passed, and I remember this phrase more and more often, and Plato and O. Khayyam and other thinkers said” … I know that I don't know anything…”, and all because we live in a world of probabilities, not certainties, but it is customary to consider events with a high degree of probability as knowledge. I think knowledge can be both a sadness and a joy depending on the application, like money…

  5. I propose this interpretation. The more you learn, the more you don't know. Each new knowledge raises questions that you don't know the answers to. This leads to the realization that you will not be able to comprehend and learn everything. Although this only works if you are motivated to increase your knowledge. When I started writing the answer, I already got a certain amount of ignorance. Further, knowledge can be erroneous, i.e. not knowledge, knowledge can be deceptive, you only think that you know it. Knowledge undergoes changes, additions, i.e. evolves. In fact, in my answer, I offered only one of the possible answers. And he also showed that a statement can have a huge, perhaps not finite, number of interpretations. It is only necessary to start dissecting it, taking it apart, and we get a lot of interpretations, a lot of projections-answers. Therefore, I can safely say that only the author of the statement knows the answer, only he can explain what it is about. Subjectivity cannot be translated into objectivity. And so the right answer is that we can't give the right answer. Any answer can be challenged. That's something like that))

  6. Everything said below is considered IMHO!

    Knowledge = Power.

    I think the point is not to increase the mournful states from the knowledge gained, but from the ability to anticipate possible outcomes of events” pumped ” with this knowledge. Awareness of possible external influences on the event from action/inaction, acceptance/denial, etc..

    Similar, I think, in the meaning of the phrase:

    “Anyone who can foresee a catastrophe will suffer from it twice…”

    “Woe from Wit”

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