You’ll have noticed that I’ve placed a rather contentious statement on the front page. It’s been long bandied about that knowledge is power. But I have to say the more I think about it, the more I disagree. Having knowledge is of no use to anyone if you don’t put it to good use. It’s like having a library in your house and never visiting it. Or having a book case full of books that COULD change your life – and yet they don’t – because you don’t read them. We’ve long been sold the lie that education is the key to great wealth and enlightenment, and in some respects that might be true. It does however, all fall back to the fact that if you don’t, can’t or won’t put it into action then you’re wasting your time.
Having the greatest library is no use unless you visit it and that you take the publications from the shelf and read them. But even then it is only half of the battle. USING that information is the most important thing. The execution is key. Even doing something half by the book is better than inertia. It makes me sad when I see leagues of postgraduates, having been sold the lie that getting a degree is the key to your future. The fact is that learning the theory is fine, but placing it into action is what they need to do. To be honest, you can get experience in most (not all) fields without going to university to prove yourself.