Knowledge has its Ups and Downs:
Up: Knowledge helps you to improve your decision making
Up: Knowledge improves your thinking and helps you solve problems
Down: You might become so knowledge concious that you lose innovation.
Up: Knowledge enables one to develop his potential to a great extent.
Down: Knowledge that is not used at all becomes a negative value.
Up: Knowledge is power
Down: Knowledge that is not accurate is a time bomb.
Up: Knowledge is used to improve the lives of people
Down: Knowledge can be used to destabilize nature. An example is the nuclear and chemical weapons that have been created and used on earth which have caused a lot of imbalances as well as havoc.
Up: The quest for more knowledge and sharing of information gave birth to the Internet
Down: On the Internet; People are working hard to protect their privacy, fight against unethical behaviour and provide information that will be used for good.
Up: Knowledge could be the foundation for securing a career
Down: In today’s world, the rate at which knowledge becomes outdated is increasing which is a posing threat for career itself.
Up: Knowledge removes inequality. Those who do not come from a wealthy background can still rise from their present level to a higher level.
Down: Unfortunately, the level of education or knowledge attained has given birth to discrimination. Most individuals have gotten a mindset that makes them compare and look down on others based on the level of education.
What do you think are the Ups and Downs of Knowledge?