Knowledge refers to the skills and information acquired through experience and education. From time immemorial, every being is keenly desirous to attain power. However, power should not be misunderstood with the physical strength only.
Knowledge is even more powerful than physical force. Knowledge is the light that removes the darkness of ignorance. Knowledge solves mystery and provides man with reasonable explanations. Application of knowledge helps us understand the true nature of things.
In the primitive age, people didn’t possess enough knowledge about various aspects of nature. They were helpless creatures and they did not have any knowledge or idea about many things. They would not think why the things happened. They always remained afraid of wild animals and also of different kinds of natural calamities like storm, flood, earthquake, etc. They would move from one place to another for safe shelter.
However, today we are no more ignorant. We have learned a lot from the experience of our primitive ancestors. We have now good knowledge about our world, about nature and about many things that happen day and night around us. Being blessed with knowledge today we can tame wild animals. At the same time, it is not difficult for us to bring the wild nature under control.
Knowledge has given us power to win the space, to fly to the moon, to fight many deadly diseases and cure them.
Thus, we have built up the most advanced civilization. Moreover, it has given us power to communicate with the other parts of the world within a moment. Now, knowledge and knowledge only has lifted us to the top of the mountain of power. So this power should be suitably balanced by our conscience so that it is not indulged in evil or destructive activities.
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