Putting Knowledge To Practical Application
I normally hear people say that "knowledge is power", well I agree to an extent but it is worthy to note that knowledge itself may not command power until it is put to application. A hungry man does not get satisfied by reading about foods but by eating the food practically. In the same way, the knowledge that will benefit your life is not just the one you have acquired but the one you have put to use.
You will agree with me that the only thing that proves that you have knowledge about something is not by convincing people that you have the knowledge but by acting towards the line of the knowledge. Your actions are what give expression to your knowledge. Without having an application for your knowledge, then the knowledge was not necessary.
In this contemporary times and in this world that is very competitive, your knowledge and ideas alone may not give you an edge because many other people may have the same knowledge or even better. What gives you an edge is the execution of the knowledge at the right time and of course, at the right place. The world, at this moment, does not depend on theories but you need to substantiate the theories with practical.
If theories were to be everything, then having a certificate will be preferred in lieu of having skills. If you have ever attended a recruitment exercise of maybe a big engineering firm, you will realize that they will focus more on what you can do instead of what your certificates say. This is not to invalidate having certificates but much more than that, you need to put your hands to practical use.
Okay take this instance: you may have a doctorate degree in aquatic science but when you are involved in a shipwreck, you will discover that theories will not save you but you need to add practicals by swimming through the water. This is how putting knowledge to practice will bring about the desired result. Depending on only residual theoretical knowledge may not save you when real life problems come up, and remember, problems do not always give prior information before coming.
You would be surprised how many people may have thought about heavier-than-air flying machines but the honour now goes to Orville and Wilbur Wright for engaging their own idea to create the airplane. You are only celebrated by the results of what you have done not just because of what you know. In exams, you do not pass by having idea of what to write but by writing it down. Similarly, in real life scenarios, the application of your knowledge is what justifies the knowledge.
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