THE WRONG USE OF KNOWLEDGE
“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.” – Thomas Jefferson
Knowledge is said to be the currency of destiny that determines ones’ purchasing power in the marketplace of life. Our ability to get the most out of life depends on how much we know and how well we use our knowledge. However, many people have used what they learned in the wrong way, with negative impacts on them and humanity. For example, Adolf Hitler and Idi Amin of Uganda abused knowledge combined with the power they had to manipulate humans for their selfish and greedy agenda.
Man has evolved from a simple primate to a complex intellectual being and has used knowledge to solve seemingly impossible problems. For instance, the invention of automobiles, telecommunication gadgets, ATMs, and lots more came into existence due to the wealth of knowledge man has. Knowledge makes you powerful and puts you at an advantage over others. But you must refrain from exploiting and manipulating others because of what you know.
You may have seen some students who prepare expos or what is known as “gadgets” to enter the exam hall. I think they will have better results if they channel the time and creativity they use in preparing those chips to read their books. Some students take advantage of their illiterate parents to ask for fees such as Medulla Oblongata money. You should not use your knowledge to cheat your parents or anyone.
Some students also misuse their knowledge of a subject to mock the ignorance of others. What you know should be for the good of others and not just yourself. Suppose you understand a concept in economics or Information Technology better. In that case, you should be willing to share what you know rather than keeping it to yourself and mocking every other person.
Some people use their knowledge to falsify, tamper or even wholly change records and other vital documents, which may cause loss to an organization or person. When people act like this, we have a world devoid of morals, empathy, and sympathy.
Finally, try to be productive but not in the wrong assignment. You should use your knowledge correctly.
I encourage you to keep using your knowledge in the right way, and we can be sure of a better world.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Henry Ibrahim is the Content Creator at B2SL. He loves working with young people to help them discover their purpose in life. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.