We have all been fed with the notion,” Knowledge is power!”. We have therefore grown prying, snooping and doing all things possible to acquire the knowledge requisite for our nourishment. We believe the broader our knowledge, the better we are as individuals.
However, have you ever wondered how your life would be if you didn’t know about certain things you know now? Do you consider people in remote areas with little knowledge about the world to be any less happier than you are?. Ironically, when you visit remote areas where there are no schools and avenues to acquire knowledge, you realize they are happy people; happier than a lot of Professors, magistrates and doctors around the world.
A mad man is able to walk on the streets and smile; In fact burst into laughter every now and then because he has no knowledge of his situation. Isn’t the half naked insane person happier than a lot of men and women who bypass him to work everyday in suits? Atleast the insane affords to smile as he walks.
Knowledge has a way of stealing ones innocence. A happy couple breaks apart when KNOWLEDGE of infertility or infidelity comes to light. A person glows with respect and confidence until KNOWLEDGE of his filthy past is unraveled. You sleep and eat well until you are told you are about to die; that is when you actually die.
The educated person who is aware of hygiene tends to get sick more often than people in the villages with no aorta of knowledge on hygiene. Have you ever wondered why mad people roaming the streets in Africa always seem healthy and happy?
Joy is the main element of a good life. Would you not rather live doing something you love that makes you happy than prying into matters that may end up destroying you?. Gossips spend their time prying into peoples lives to bring news that may cause unrest amongst people that hear it. Journalist find news that makes us live in fear while there may be no cause to.
I believe knowledge is power but I wish it were JOY.