Knowledge by itself is seldom important if you don’t use It or share It.
A book can be both a spark of information that reforms how you live, and or a square-shaped thing you keep on your shelf.
There’s also such a thing as too much knowledge for your own good. I won’t name names, but I was listening to a podcast interview, where the guest was the most well-versed person I’ve ever heard. Maybe It was the way they were speaking, or perhaps because this person was super young, talking like you just wrote the Declaration of Independence isn’t interesting. Just because you can speak eloquently, doesn’t mean you are eloquent. Talking like you are a college essay isn’t all that impressive if there’s no substance behind your words. Knowing too much for your own good comes across as show boating. I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of this sometime or another, trying to look good by talking big. But It’s the down to earth insightful speech that resonates with us and changes the way we think about the world.
”The most effective way to do it, is to do It.” — Amelia Earhart
”Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” — MLK
“If you’re going through hell, keep going. “ — Churchill
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” — Abraham Lincoln
Simple phrases with words we all probably use on any given day, but packed with power insights into what life is really about.
You don’t have to act great, in order to be great.
You don’t have to knowledge in order to be wise.
The most impressive think to me is simplicity. How much can you take away the fluff and still have something meaningful? That’s impact.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner