By Chris Temelkos
It is often said that knowledge is power. I have to agree with this statement, the more we know the more powerful our minds become, allowing us to reach new heights and experience life through keen awareness. Whether we choose to read, pursue academics or question the world around us, we are improving ourselves.
Knowledge gives us the ability to understand topics and issues through a variety of different perspectives. Being aware of the world around us snubs ignorance in society and allows for intelligent conversation and a collaborative effort for change. There is no such thing as too much education, it keeps our brains active and gives us the power to critically think. Without knowledge, we would not have great leaders and innovators, who change the world and make it a better place to live in, whether it be through finding a cure or bringing a country out of an economic crisis.
Next time you feel like the education you obtained was useless or the book you read didn’t accomplish anything, think again. We are lucky to live in a place where knowledge is widely available, unlike some places in the world, where it is difficult to come by. Embrace your knowledge and put it to good use.