Wednesday, 20 May 2015
“Knowledge is the Real Power, not Money” ―Professor M.S.Rao
“There is no wealth like knowledge, and no poverty like ignorance.” ―Buddha
Recently a common man was discussing with others that lots of amount was wasted in paying huge salaries to experienced people in the organization as they were not involved in execution of physical tasks. He commented that he did lots of work physically but he received meager salary every month. On the other hand, those who are superior to him in office and don’t work physically takeaway more salary than him every month. He did not find any reason and logic in it. I explained to him as follows:
There are two kinds of people in the world ―contractors and consultants. Contractors are paid less while the consultants are paid more because of their education, experience, expertise, knowledge and wisdom. Contractors don’t take much risk whereas the consultants take a huge risk. Contractors play a safe game while the consultants play a risky game. Contractors think to a limited extent while the consultants think to a greater extent. Likewise, there are a number of reasons why manual workers are paid less while the knowledge workers are paid more in the world.
Peter Drucker once remarked, “Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.” Knowledge is the true wealth. Knowledge cannot be measured easily. Knowledge grows when shared while money gets depleted when shared. The future world will be ruled by knowledge workers, not manual workers. Future world will be ruled by consultants, not contractors. Future is very bright for the people who invest their money in education because education goes with the individuals while money will not. L. Frank Baum rightly remarked in The Lost Princess of Oz, “No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” Hence, value knowledge, not money. Don’t underestimate the power of knowledge. Knowledge is priceless and invaluable. To conclude, invest in education to attain knowledge and wisdom to stay relevant and grow as a great leader.
“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” ―Henry Ford
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