Although you may have heard the phrase ” Knowledge is Power” when in school, but what does it really mean.
For me, that phase meant, if I worked hard enough at school, I would be able to go to college. As a young teenager in rural Idaho, longing for something better, I knew the only way to afford college, would be on a scholarship. It wasn’t so much the schooling I yearned for, but more of a “get out of town” that I wanted. I knew, there was no way my family could afford the tuition for college, so I had to earn my own way, no matter what it took.
Learning and school never came easy to me. I knew to gain knowledge, I would have to put in some long hours, so that is what I did. In fact an average of 2-4 hours, every night. Yes it took commitment, but doesn’t anything worth while?
With allot of hard work, and commitment I actually surprised myself. In the spring of my senior year in High School, they announced the Top of the Class. I was Co- Valedictorian, and had been accepted to 2 colleges with scholarships. I chose to go to college, 600 miles away from home. Remember my mission was to “get out if town”.
It has been over 3 decades, and I haven’t once regretted my belief that “knowledge is power”. That early yearning for something more, has taken me down several different roads. I continue to approach each new path with the same belief. Research, study, explore my options and increase my knowledge.
It is so easy to increase your knowledge in the world of today. With just a few taps on your smart phone you can “Google” anything. i The power of knowledge is truly at the tip of your finger.