Knowledge Is Power
Francis Bacon once said: “Knowledge itself is power”. In fact, knowledge is a rich and a unique possession that cannot be stolen or plundered. It’s impossible to deny that those who have wide-range of knowledge and experience can capture power and influence, as long as the possession of knowledge gives them a distinct advantage over the semi educated people. Half knowledge is regarded as 'the curse of god' and is worse than complete ignorance. However, why is knowledge considered to be such precious a tool and weapon?
To begin with, the growth and the survival of the mankind depends upon knowledge. From the Stone Age till today man has struggled to cognize the unknown. He explored land, water and space by virtue of his knowledge. Man has made progress in all fields starting from science, technology to arts etc. Still, at the dawn of the civilization man was at the mercy of nature. He lived the life of a nomad, inventing tools and weapons for hunting. Then he discovered fire and the wheel, and these were the initial steps taken by man by utilizing his brain. What happened next, man started living 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 cities and counties. He discovered new places and things and invented things for his own benefit. The gradual change and development from the Stone Age to the Present Age has been made possible by knowledge. Knowledge gave him the power, confidence and courage to make life worthy of living. He began to use the forces of nature for his own benefits. Thus, life became comfortable since the man utilized his knowledge in order to improve his own life.
What’s more, man has been and is able to eradicate a great number of diseases like polio, pox, plague...
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