AGAINST THE NOTION – KNOWLEDGE IS NOT POWER BUT MONEY IS!
Francis Bacon, a great philosopher, once said, “Knowledge Is Power by Itself”. Knowledge is the awareness of a fact or a situation. It is a rich and a unique possession that cannot be stolen or plundered. Knowledge doesn't decrease when it is given. In fact, knowledge is power. Those who have a wide-range of knowledge and experience can capture power and influence. The possession of knowledge gives them a distinct advantage over the semi educated people. Half knowledge is regarded as 'the curse of God' and also it is worse than ignorance. According to me it is the knowledge that rules the world, knowledge is more important than money. The money comes and goes while knowledge stays with a person. He can utilize it in later life and earn money out of it. Therefore a person has to entrust his time to earn knowledge in his growing age rather than spending time on the earning of money. When the nation gives more importance to education it progresses well otherwise it loses its progress and eventually has money related problems. At the dawn of civilization, man was at the mercy of nature. He lived the life of a nomad. He invented tools and weapons for hunting. Verbal communication also developed. He discovered fire and the wheel. These were the initial steps taken by man by utilizing his knowledge. Eventually, man started to live in communities. He settled near rivers and took up agriculture. The settlements soon transformed into villages. Waterways and canals were constructed for irrigation purposes. Surplus grains were stored in granaries to be used later. Soon villages transformed into towns, then provinces and later into highly developed cities. He discovered new places and things and invented things for his own benefits. The gradual change and development from the Stone Age to the Present Age has been made possible by knowledge. With the help of knowledge man has been able to eradicate a number of...
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