Write 9 pages with APA style on Knowledge Versus Power.
Write 9 pages with APA style on Knowledge Versus Power. A person with more possession of information or data is therefore at a more advantageous position with respect to the other.
If a child thinks with a straight and simple mind a knowledgeable person first reminds him of his teacher. Of course, when we first attended school it was the teacher who had taken control over the entire classroom and we always listened to what he said and looked up to him for guidance. The only reason that we give the teacher so much importance is that we need to learn from him and knows much more than we do. In a classroom, therefore, the teacher is the most powerful.
However, the teacher is liable to the principle of the school and this person has more power than the teacher. Well, immediately we may ask, “does the principle know more than the teacher?” that would be a difficult question to answer if it concerns a particular subject in which the teacher has specialized. However, in terms of the rules and functioning of the school, as well as administration skills, the principle lies in an advantageous position.
The famous English author of “Guardian”, Joseph Addison says, “Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another”. From the previous example, it is clear that possession of knowledge raises the bar of one person with respect to another. Of course, it does not mean the physical raising of a person with respect to the other’s position. It is the intellectual upliftment or the increase in dominance and positional advantage. In a single word, we may say that knowledge raises the power of a man compared to the others.
The association of power and knowledge is most of the time restricted to the territorial boundary. This is perhaps because we cannot single out one person who is the most knowledgeable in every field and similarly we cannot select a single person who has the utmost power over every other human being in the world.