This quote is not being read by you. This may sound odd, however it is being read by everyone that you have come into contact with.
To prove this point complete the following sentence:
Knowledge is…………. (scroll down to the answer at the end of the post and I’ll prove my point).
So if you are reading this, you will have completed the little experiment and would like to know more. In our every day life, we do things that are ‘automatic’. These are things, whose origin are unknown. Picture the scene:
A couple are preparing Sunday dinner and the husband looks at his wife as she is cutting the ends of the Sunday roast. Quizzically he asks ‘
H – “Why are you cutting the ends of’?
W – ‘ I don’t know. My mum tought me to cook and that’s what she did. Why don’t you ask her’.
H – (on the phone) – Your daughter is cooking a roast, but she cut the ends off. When we were discussing it, she said you taught her to cook but didn’t know why. Why do you cut the ends off the roast?
Mum – (After thinking for a while) – I’m not sure. My Mum taught me and that’s what she showed me. Call her and ask.
So the husband calls Grandma as this was now really intriguing him. The same conversation as with the Mum took place and he asked the same question.
H – (On the phone to Grandma) So Why do you cut the ends off the roast?
Grandma – Oh that’s easy, I only had a small pot!!
So for two generations, this innocent task has been passed down to others without even realising it.
Now look around you. Things that you do, say and even how you think. These are things that have been passed down through generations.
So if there is something in your situation that you would like to change. Be the change. This may be hard at first, as this may involve moving outside your comfort zone.
What to do now?
If any part of this post resonates with you please pass it on to others. Smile with them as they do the test and then the self-reflection.
Now act!!! IF there is something around you that you would like to change go for it. If I can help with this let me know. I may not know the answers, But I’ll help you look! empower someone today to change their situation, and therefore their future!!!
Time is precious, thank you for taking yours to read this post. Remember, if you are working with people, we all have a long history. Take the time to work with each other’s perceptions.
Answer to the question
If you had said ‘Knowledge is power’, you would be incorrect. Knowledge is potential power. If it was power, then Librarians would run the country! This proves that what you had been told is what shaped your answer. If you now go back I’ll give an example as to how your actions are not your own.