Talons Philosophy

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Knowlege is Power -Erin Mullen

My initial idea of knowledge was that knowledge is power and that if we are knowledgeable then we are of higher power than those who lack in that category.

I read an article by Uncommon Sense called ‘Knowledge is Power’  regarding my initial topic. The main supporting idea behind this article was that Knowledge = Options = Power.

“When we educate ourselves, we learn new things that we were previously unaware of. This gives us the ability to make better decisions, come up with more evolved and intelligent thoughts, improve the lives of ourselves and those around us, and thus makes us more valuable people overall.”

…he then goes on to say “This, in turn, leads to more options. The more valuable of a person you are, the more people will want to be around you, the more they will want to work with you” which will open more doors and lead to greater opportunities in your life; thus giving you power over those who are less knowledgeable.

This article really helped me gain better understanding of how powerful knowledge really is and that is a huge asset that is necessary in your life. When I first came up with my initial topic I did not think of options in between knowledge and the power but now I know that it is the stepping stone in between.The high level of options in life gives you the freedom to chose from many different paths. That freedom is power and that is why knowledge is so important.


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