Reasons Why Knowledge is Power
When I think about the wise words my mom shared with me over and over throughout my life, they always seemed to reflect the idea that knowledge is power. She stressed the importance of educating oneself to anyone who would listen. She spent her life teaching, caring for, and loving many children, not just me, her only child by birth. Many called her mom, auntie Jan, mama Jo or nana.
She shared that knowledge gives us the ability to survive and thrive in the world. It is freedom you earn; it gives you a voice, and you can’t have real power without real freedom. I learned from her that more knowledge makes us better able to make decisions and decide the logical and ethical grounds on which we want to make those decisions.
And because knowledge is power, it is vital to put our children’s education first and foremost. When my boys were about three years old, I started looking into the local schools; private, public, school of choice in a neighboring district, etc. Thankfully, there are plenty of excellent schools to choose from in Michigan overall but particularly in the greater southeastern Michigan area where we are located and, in Oakland County specifically, for private schools.
After selecting their school, I also started attending PTA and school board meetings as well as getting involved in my community through volunteer efforts. I even picked up a freelance position writing for the local paper and attended all the township meetings. I realize not everyone has the opportunity to do that, but figure out how your personal gifts can contribute to the community you live in.
Doing these actions gave me knowledge about what was happening in the district, in my community, and, it gave me a platform to speak up about things I thought needed improvement or to share the heartwarming stories developing within my kids’ school district. It wasn’t just empowering; I also received the gift of feeling fulfilled in my life as I was actively participating in it.
The more I knew about the schools and what was happening in our district, the better equipped I was to make decisions about my children’s education or step up and help where needed. And when it comes to our children’s education, we need all the helping power we can get!
So, parents, remember, the more we get involved in our children’s education and learn as much as possible, the more we can make a positive difference.
Lastly, knowledge is empowerment. It allows us to be proactive instead of reactive. This was a concept in my university studies in public relations that was drilled into our heads time and time again. And it’s true in all areas of life. If we have the knowledge, we can make better decisions and be more effective and proactive in everything we do.
Why knowledge is important in our life?
Knowledge sharpens our skills in reasoning and problem-solving. A strong base of knowledge helps brains function more smoothly and effectively. We become smarter with the power of knowledge and solve problems more efficiently. But, sometimes, even all the knowledge in the world won’t help us if we’re clouded in rationalizing and denial. Stay woke friends!
It helps us interact with others more effectively. We can confidently share our views and opinions with others if we have the proper knowledge. It also allows us to understand other people’s points of view and empathize with them.
It gives us a sense of purpose and direction in life. A lack of knowledge can lead to a sense of aimlessness and wandering. On the other hand, if we know what we want to achieve in life, we can work towards it with complete dedication and conviction.
It leads to continuous learning and growth. Once we open our minds to new knowledge, we start seeing the world around us differently. We become more curious and inquisitive, leading to a never-ending learning cycle. If I want to remain curious, teachable and reachable, I need to make a daily practice of learning and growing.
It helps us make better decisions. Knowledge gives us the ability to analyze different options and choose the best course of action. We can also avoid making hasty and impulsive decisions if we take the time to think things through and gather all the relevant information but don’t live there too long without making any decisions to act, getting stuck.
Reasons why knowledge is power
So there you have it, some reasons why knowledge is power. It really is the key to survival, success, and empowerment. Get out there and learn something new today ~ who knows what’s next!
Or one of my favorites better said it, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!