Knowledge like air is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it”. Alan Moore

Knowledge is one of the few things that are of great value in life. There is nothing to lose for always wanting to know better. The price you are willing to pay for a thing or service is equivalent to the value you place on it. For example, if you had to choose between buying a book or a dress, your choice will depend on the worth you place on either the book or the dress.

Everything valuable comes with a price, and Knowledge is not an exemption. Knowledge is very invaluable to our lives and ultimate worth. If you want to remain relevant, you have to continue striving to know. However, becoming valuable comes with a price. You become more expensive by becoming more knowledgeable or growing less useful by becoming less knowledgeable or refusing to upgrade what you know already. Here are some things that you can exchange for Knowledge. 


You must be ready to put in some effort. A student who wants to have Knowledge in Mathematics or any other subject must understand that people do not become knowledgeable by merely desiring it. They need to devote energy in the area of asking questions, solving exercises, reading, talking to people, digging deeper, mastering the art of observation, and focusing all attention on details of what they want to know.

  1. TIME

All successful people know that time is more important than money. Time is priceless. If you desire Knowledge, you must be ready to give your time in exchange. It could be your TV time, or outing time, or time on the internet. Time is the one thing you cannot gain anymore in your life, so; every little piece of Knowledge will cost you a portion of your time. Learn to make every second count, mind how and what you engage in with your time.

  1. SLEEP

You need to get adequate sleep to be healthy and agile. However, do not love sleep too much. When we were in Secondary school, someone posted a quote that made us think. “If you sleep for eight hours every day, by the time you are 75, you would have been sleeping for 25 years of your life”. We felt that was a bit harsh, but it was another way of saying, do not spend the whole of your life sleeping! Successful people who are products of Knowledge do not sleep too much. They lose their sleep in the process of getting Knowledge. While I am not prescribing any particular number of hours to sleep in a day, as I am not an expert, I am saying, losing some of your Sleep for Knowledge is not a bad idea.

Don’t deny yourself the opportunity to learn. Invest some effort, time, and sleep and see how much you can learn.

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Alero Babine is a writer, professional photographer and is the Secretary at B2SL, where she works to empower teenagers to succeed.

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  • Ikechukwu

    What I understand from this is that any opportunity you have in life that you should make use of it well and have a better future

  • Idealist Oyekola Afusat

    Yes, that’s true “Time is priceless”
    And we have to do things at a particular time.

  • Henry Ibrahim Kwataden

    Wow! Very powerful! I learnt that nothing can be achieved without paying a price for it. For knowledge, we must be ready and willing to let go of our pleasure, time, sleep and to put in more effort which will surely be demanding. Else, we remain uninformed, deformed and irrelevant.

  • mayowa

    In addition to what you have said so far, knowledge is something you need to pay for. It is not just money, but you need to sacrifice somethings for you to learn or do trade by barter.
    Knowledge can cost you anything. Make you learn everyday, don’t let a second pass you by without learning anything.

  • Ajilore Daniel O.

    This is tantamount to saying that knowledge can be quantified, perhaps be ranked….

  • Glory

    Knowledge is power, it is the number one of everything


    Knowledge is a big thing actually it helps and you need to fight to get it . We need to be time conscious and put in efforts to reach that great hight.

  • Promise Akande

    I should be ready to let go of something to get knowledge

  • Adediji Maria

    Good advice, one’s need to make good use of time either convienently or inconvienently.

  • Adewetan Nusaybah

    I can see that price for knowledge are efforts, practice and so

  • Akinbo opemiposi Sarah ss1b

    I learn that any little time we should always make use of it cause time wait for nobody

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