The best source of knowledge
The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.
– Albert Einstein
Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning.
Knowledge can refer to a theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit (as with practical skill or expertise) or explicit (as with the theoretical understanding of a subject); it can be more or less formal or systematic. In philosophy, the study of knowledge is called epistemology; the philosopher Plato famously defined knowledge as “justified true belief”, though this definition is now thought by some analytic philosophers to be problematic because of the Gettier problems while others defend the platonic definition. However, several definitions of knowledge and theories to explain it exist.
Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, communication, and reasoning, while knowledge is also said to be related to the capacity of acknowledgment in human beings. In today’s world without education and the power of knowledge, it is not possible to succeed in life or even keep up with the fast-paced life. It is not just enough to know a particular subject to succeed but it is also important to know how to use it effectively to succeed. One should know various aspects of a subject.
Knowledge is important and useful in day-to-day events. For example, if I have to buy air tickets online, I need to know the various sites and their discounts, their terms & conditions, or online banking. If I don’t know then I end up paying more. So, gaining knowledge is a constant process and is useful every single day. Even in the age of Google, general knowledge still matters. These awesome websites will help you to expand your general knowledge from Art and History to Science and Philosophy. Knowledge doesn’t need to be bounded by books only. It’s important to take knowledge or skills from the people around you as it’s not at all necessary that only educated ones will have all the knowledge.
Sources of knowledge available to humankind:
They say it for a reason that books are your best friends. While growing up the best habit you can inculcate is reading because you become what you read. The books that you read play a very important role in your upbringing as they are your guide for the journey of life. Here are a few personality attributes that are highly influenced by regular reading habits
Books are the best way to get acquainted with extraordinary words in the English language. Reading books will help you learn new words and demonstrate different ways in which you can use them in your daily expression. This will ultimately improve your vocabulary. Also, to understand the grammar of any language, reading stories and articles of that particular language will increase your depth of understanding about it.
But the days are gone when books were the only source of knowledge available to students. Undoubtedly, books are the greatest possession that mankind can ever have. They are available in all languages, and there is perhaps no topic or issue that they don’t talk about or deal with. You will always find one or the other book to read about a topic that you are interested in; but in recent years, other sources of information have also come up and have started gaining great popularity. These can be easily used to acquire knowledge about any subject, and they also save the time and effort that dealing with books requires.
As modern technology is rapidly changing the nature of knowledge production, it is becoming increasingly important in the field of educational development to examine whether, as a result, these changes are fostering inclusion or creating greater disparity. In the “Information Age,” technological innovation, theoretically, should broaden access to education and encourage sustainable development. Many in the educational development field ascribe a transformative role to technology, regarding the ability to acquire and use “knowledge” as critical to developing human capital. Others question whether technology is being used as a panacea for complex educational development problems, questioning who is generating “knowledge,” for whose benefit, and with what future implications.
In this digital age, we can access monumental quantities of data and information. The reliability of online data and information varies and what we see is interwoven with commercially driven, personalized, algorithm-generated clickbait.
The more knowledge we have the more power we possess. It is important for our personal and professional development and leads us to achieve success in life. Knowledge helps us in several ways but the best part is that it helps us understand ourselves as well as those around us better. It also helps us act wisely in different situations. There is knowledge all around, all you have to do is grab it.
– Amrin Ahmed