Do you know that feeling of being sure of what to write or say because you have read something about the topic before you? How about a sudden surge of sure feelings that you experience when you know little about a subject of discussion?
That’s the power of knowledge at work. Indeed, knowledge is power; it gives you an edge in life, bearing in mind that you are equipped with the right information.
A wealth of knowledge abounds in reading. Blessed are those who thirst for knowledge for they shall learn, unlearn, and relearn when they read.
Knowledge is hidden behind the rusty and woody pages of books. Books are treasure troves of information; when you devote your time to reading, you become a spring of knowledge. Your words will exude confidence. People will even look up to you for insight.
Nothing drives away ignorance like knowledge. And reading to gain knowledge is one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself.
As B. B. King rightly stated, “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”
The lessons you garner from reading become a part of your life. And they build you as you progress in life. They mould and see you through the different stages of life.
Even the Bible underscores the significance of knowledge. Proverbs 18:15 says, “The mind of the prudent is ever getting knowledge, and the ear of the wise is ever seeking (inquiring for and craving) knowledge.” You know a wise man through his appetite for learning.
Therefore, be hungry and thirsty for knowledge. Hunt for information and your life will never remain the same.
When you read, you will even realise that some problems are not peculiar to you. People around the world are going through similar experiences. Know this and know peace.
Books are the magic that holds within them the key to unlock hidden treasures of life. When you open a book, you open a world of knowledge and confidence.
Before my pen takes a nap, ponder on these words by Kofi Annan: “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”
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ABOUT THE WRITER
Abimbola F. Abatta will forever be grateful to the school of life. Life has taught her so many lessons through her everyday experiences. She writes, teaches, edits, proofreads, and inspires. As a lifetime scholar, she is devoted to learning from life’s experiences and sharing the lessons with the world. She is passionate about inscribing impact, influence, and inspiration through words. You can follow her on Facebook