Knowledge: acquaintance with facts, truths or principles, familiarity with a particular subject or branch of learning, familiarity or acquaintance gained by experience or report, fact of knowing, awareness of a fact or circumstance. Obviously, we can gain or acquire knowledge through numerous avenues.
Of all the things I’ve accomplished in my life of which I’m most proud, in the top five is going to college. Not because it’s made my life any easier or increased my income substantially. I’m proud of my college education because I was told growing up that I didn’t need to go to college, that women shouldn’t be more educated or make more money than men. If we did we were taking something away from a man. Okay, so my family was a little (?) chauvinistic. They still loved me. But I digress. So far the only use I’ve found for my degrees is to be in business for myself (Spiritual Life Coach and Energy Healer). They’re legitimate degrees (Christian Counseling and Cross Cultural Communications), there’s just not a big employment niche for my knowledge, experience and abilities. But again I digress.
I tell people all the time, ‘I’m a wealth of useless knowledge.’ I know facts about the most obscure subjects. I was watching the game show, Jeopardy recently (actually I watch it almost every day) and William asked me if I was winning. I wasn’t keeping score for myself, yet, when I thought about it, I was answering correctly on average 70% of the time. Not great, I wouldn’t have been the champion, but still not too shabby. Which of course started me thinking; which doesn’t take much, I tend to over think everything. I have education, knowledge gained from my education and from life experience and I have life experiences, so what good is all this ‘knowledge’ really doing for me? I have a plethora of skills and abilities, I’m intelligent and I learn quickly, I’m open minded, friendly, and I love people, all people unconditionally. Yet, none of this has helped my income at all.
So, how important is education or the gaining of knowledge in every day life? I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts and opinions on this. Please leave a comment below and tell me your perception of this matter.