I recently read a plane from "Rich Dad" Robert T. Kiyosaki who said, "Before you invest in something, (first) invest time to understand it."
This made me think of saying "Knowledge is power." Is knowledge really power, or are there indications of thoughts that are not from this equation?
Here is what the American dictionary says about "knowledge" and "power":
1. The state or fact to know.
2. Knowledge, understanding or understanding acquired through experience or learning.
3. The sum or range of what has been sensed, discovered or learned.
4. learning; Erudition: high knowledge teachers.
5. Special information about something.
1. Ability or ability to perform or work effectively.
2. Special capacity, department or qualification. Often used in plural: its strength rights.
3. Strength or force performed or capable of performing; could.
4. Ability or official ability to control; power.
5. Individual, group or nation that has great influence or control over others: The West.
6. Power of a nation, political organization or similar group.
7. Forcefulness; Efficiency: a novel of unusual power.
This study shows that the meaning of "knowledge is power" is often diluted.
It is in my opinion something missing from these "knowledge" definitions, especially when this word is associated with another noun, "power". I think the word "right" or "right" or "appropriate" or "timely" should always be "knowledgeable" when used in the word "knowledge is power".
Next, I think something is missing in the second part of the word. It takes to make the equation really describe the purpose of the man who wrote it.
My new definition of this saying is now: "Temporary knowledge must act to change power."
How can you use this information?
Well, the first is to be aware that knowledge that is not taken or acted upon is virtually worthless. it will be stored energy or power that cannot be anything tomorrow. As a battery that you buy and put in a drawer for years, it will lose its power or power.
Another thing to be aware of is that you must have the right knowledge (based on actual hard data where possible) before you work. Otherwise, if you work on incorrect or incorrect information, the result can be worse than doing nothing.
So, my "tip" is to get as many detailed facts (knowledge) before trying to use this power (knowledge) to try to do something new. Then you need to make the right actions to ensure that you are changing your knowledge to power. This applies to most of the people you are considering.