by Ruth Trujillo
KNOWLEDGE GIVES EACH OF US A KIND OF POWER THAT NEITHER MONEY NOR STRENGTH CAN PROVIDE… THE POWER TO THINK AND ACT IN OUR OWN BEHALF.
Jungho Lee, Invitation (Invitación), 2015. Cortesía del artista.
The dictionary defines knowledge as facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; and as the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
“Knowledge is power” is a very famous proverb which points out that this concept is very powerful and has the ability to win over all other physical powers in the world. Once a person acquires the power of knowledge, he or she does not need to fear from other power. Knowledge plays a great role in all aspects of our life by helping us decide the easiest and most effective ways to confront circumstances. We can say that money and physical strength are also important instruments of power; however, both of them are not as powerful as knowledge. Money and physical strength cannot buy or steal wisdom, this can only be achieved by continuous practice, devotion and patience.
Knowledge helps us transform our plans into actions and to understand the difference between right and wrong, good and bad. It is also useful when we need to overcome our weaknesses and faults as well as to face dangers and difficulties by providing us with courage and confidence. It makes a person more powerful by giving them mental, moral and spiritual advance in life.
I can also say that knowledge brings security and gives stability to whichever project you have to develop. One example of this is when we have to perform in front of an audience. Obviously we will get nervous because this is a biological reaction that we might not be able to control, but we can be capable of bringing all of our abilities together and have a great performance. In this situation, what pushes us to be confident enough is the fact that we know, our knowledge works as a base support, along with the practice and effort we put into it.
Knowledge faces a constant battle against ignorance mostly in our generation. As young people we need to understand that education and knowledge will surely take us to further places and will make us stand out. This sure is easier said than done because the truth is always hurtful to digest: when we adapt knowledge to our lives, we can no longer have a blindfolded mind because when we know, we acquire the responsibility to act and make a better world.
Knowledge helps us transform our plans into actions and to understand the difference between right and wrong, good and bad.
Ruth Trujillo es alumna de psicología en Universidad Humanitas campus Tijuana.