Knowledge is both divine and dangerous. It can bring you to heights you never dreamed possible or plunge you deep into the depths of despair.
Take, for example, that I have knowledge about the back end of websites. That would be those $#!**&, irritating, confusing .php files that contain phrases and symbols completely indecipherable to normal brains. In a nutshell, php files fear me. I have just enough knowledge to be dangerous to both websites and my sanity. Yes, every now and again, I figure something out (quite by accident I’m sure) and I get the desired result. But there are many times when I break what I’m working on and then spend panicked minutes backtracking to undo what I just did.
I’m much more at home in the print and graphic design world, where I’ve forgotten more knowledge than most design students learn in 4 years. There’s comfort in staying inside the box. But I believe that’s where Alzheimer lives. Stretch your mind… your knowledge…get out of the box and grow those brain cells.
There’s a endless ocean of things to learn out there. Even if you don’t become an expert, at least you’re trying to learn new things and expand your horizons. Hey, I’m tryin’ my best to find a silver lining to my coding frustration.
Yes, knowledge is a double edge sword. And there’s a huge difference between Knowledge and Wisdom. But that’s a subject for W-week.
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