WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE?

The cure for sorrow is to learn something“- Barbara Sher.

According to Webster’s Dictionary, knowledge is “the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association.” It is also the ability to collect, remember, and access information. Plato famously defined knowledge as justified true belief. Stop for a moment and think if you will be comfortable for a doctor who you don’t trust his knowledge of medicine to treat you! What you know certainly gives confidence!

Have you ever tried to solve a problem in Mathematics or any other subject but unable to? The problem was that you did not know! Knowledge destroys your frustration! What you don’t know is always a barrier to you. You were sent to school to acquire knowledge and experience on how to become/provide a solution to problems.

The Stone Age did not end because humanity ran out of stones, but because people became more knowledgeable due to new experiences. When you lack knowledge, life will be hard and frustrating. You need knowledge to survive.

Do you know who you are today and what you have now is equivalent to your knowledge depth? That means who you will become tomorrow is determined by what you are willing to know (learn) today. The process of acquiring knowledge is known as learning, and that is the business of every student. You learn both within and out of the four walls of a classroom.

As you continue to face your academic challenges and real-life situations, what guarantees your survival is the wealth of knowledge you have acquired on how you will move out of it, as a result of observations, contact with events and information (awareness).

Do you know that the grade you get from school is proof of your knowledge of the subject? That is because you were able to receive, store, recall information, and, most importantly, apply it when/where necessary to solve the examination problems set before you? Knowledge is both the ability to receive, retain, recall, and use information acquired over time to provide solutions to problems.

I encourage you always to embrace knowledge, and you will be a happier person.

I will be expecting your feedback or questions in the comments section.

 

About the Author

Henry Ibrahim Kwatadem is the Content Creator at B2SL. He loves working with young people to help them discover their purpose in life. You can reach him on ibrahim@b2sl.org.

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  • Okoye joy
    Reply

    Yeah, that’s true.. knowledge is life..I once heard that the day you stop learning is the Same as being dead.

  • Miss Angel
    Reply

    Your words are full of knowledge….
    Got inspired!!!

  • Olabamiji Testimony Faith
    Reply

    Knowledge is the information, understanding and skill that we gain through education or experience.

    • PHILIAN
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      To attain knowledge, we need to add things everyday
      But to attain wisdom, we need to remove things everyday

    • Alero Babine
      Reply

      Knowledge gives you an edge over that person who lacks it

    • Kanyinsola
      Reply

      Knowledge destroy Frustrations
      Knowledge is the power….
      Knowledge gives us an edge over people who lack it
      Education is the best legacy….

    • Akande Prevail
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      Knowledge destroy frustration.Knowledge helps you to know what you will become tomorrow. It’s help you to be better in thinkingacquire skills u don’t know . Knowledge is the best u will ever be grateful to have.

  • Adebayo Esther
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    Knowledge is the accountability to do something

  • Alade Mariam faderera
    Reply

    Knowledge is simply the awareness and familiarity gained by experience of a fact(ie educational fact )

    • Damilare
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      Knowledge is understand and skills that u gain through education or experience

  • PHILIAN
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    If knowledge is not put into practice, it does not benefit one..🙅
    Knowledge is POWER & Education changes everything…

    • Adaranijo Anuoluwapo
      Reply

      Knowledge is the fact of knowing something with familiarity gain through experience.

  • Temilola
    Reply

    Knowledge is the fact or condition of knowing something.

    • Adewetan Nusaybah
      Reply

      Knowledge means the fact of knowing something with familiarity gain through experience

  • Feranmi
    Reply

    Knowledge is the true power of life.It is only through knowledge ,there is advancement

  • Odoh Rosemary
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    I am really inspired, knowledge is indeed the key to success. Knowledge destroys frustration, that’s the key word if you acquire knowledge you would be able to solve that maths problem and you will not be frustrated

  • Noble
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    I don’t want to believe that your grades are a measure of your knowledge because some of us can just read and cram books just to get an A grade but truly they have little or no knowledge about the subject matter. I’m just saying though.

    But the knowledge we procure really determines how far we would affect our world. I do think so

  • Joseph heritage olawoyin
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    focuses on your success in your academics and career. For now, we don’t teach subjects, although we have plans for that in the future

  • Promise Akande
    Reply

    KNOW L EDGE is the EDGE you KNOW when you Learn…

  • Folorunsho abdulquari
    Reply

    Knowledge is the best legacy

  • Foye
    Reply

    Hum indeed knowledge is power

  • Muhammad Sharif Aliyu
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    We need knowledge to survive in the present generation, because without knowledge we will be regarded as outcast in the means of people with knowledge, while try to solve problems.
    According to this account, they are three conditions
    1.Truth
    2.belief and
    3.justification are individually necessary and jointly sufficient for knowledge of fact. Ss3

    • SCHOLAR GOLD
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      Knowledge: is the condition of understanding problems and skills that you gain through education or experience and your ability to remember informations.

  • Opeyemi
    Reply

    Knowledge is wealth

  • Adaranijo Anuoluwapo
    Reply

    Knowledge is the fact of knowing something with familiarity gain through experience.

  • Adewetan Nusaybah
    Reply

    Knowledge means information and skills acquired through experience and education

  • William Churchill
    Reply

    My definition of Knowledge is quite simple, Knowledge are facts, and useful information gained or acquired by past events which corrects the future..

  • Adetunji Oluwayemisi
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    Knowledge is the ability to collect, remember and access information with what we’ve learnt.
    According to Barbara Sher “the cure for sorrow is to learn something”
    Knowing something makes one happy even when one is sad or bored, when you get to know that yeah I know this you will be happy that you have upgraded in your knowledge level.
    Believing in oneself makes one able to know something, but if you don’t believe in yourself you get frustrated and end up loosing focus
    The knowledge of something makes one confident. In the exam Hall you sit confidently waiting for your paper because you have the knowledge of the subject if not you will be get pissed of the subject.
    What one don’t know seems like a missing step . We must acquire knowledge so the steps to our success will be complete and finally we will be able to attain excellence.

  • SCHOLAR GOLD
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    Knowledge : is the condition of understanding problems and skills that you gain through education or experience and your ability to remember informations.

  • mayowa
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    Knowledge is an act of learning with a practical experience. According to Barbara Sher “the cure of sorrow is to learn something”.
    Actually, some people suffered because of their ignorance. Knowledge shed light to something that is unknown to you.
    Always learn, don’t let a day pass on without learning anything. Learn Everyday!!
    Knowledge put you in some positions which you’re not meant to be. It gives you power, voice to speak wherever you want.
    Your knowledge is your voice!

  • Kanyinsola
    Reply

    Knowledge gives us an edge over people who lack it
    Education is the best legacy
    Knowledge overcomes Frustration

  • Iwenjora ekene
    Reply

    This has been a very good experience in reading this beautiful article, I think that the way they defined everything as been so detailed and excellent

  • Afusat Oyekola.
    Reply

    Knowledge is a big thing…..this means we can’t do without it.
    I think it is the way of remembering what we have learnt.

  • Glory
    Reply

    “What have I gained today ”
    This is a gateway to knowledge
    You must gain new things everyday

  • mutoiru abiodun dahood
    Reply

    knowledge is power

  • mutoiru abiodun dahood
    Reply

    knowledge is the best thing to acquired in other to survive the world war

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