Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wednesday's Word

Today's word is Knowledge.

Let’s think about the word ‘knowledge’. The first part of that word is ‘know’, to know, to learn, to discover. The second part is ‘ledge’…ok I have nothing for that...moving on.

Knowledge is power, and these days it is yours for the taking. In this age of internet accessibility, knowledge is but a keystroke away.


The truth is out there.

Suppose I hired a lawyer to take care of a very minor financial matter for me, maybe his rude, self entitled attitude was infuriating but I have been taught if you want something done correctly, hire a professional. Upon reviewing his paperwork, I discovered a rather obvious mistake that would have cost me thousands of dollars. Before taking this to my lawyer, I researched the matter thoroughly to be able to not only suggest the mistake had been made but to actually prove it had. I was right, and the paperwork was corrected.

This same situation applies to professionals in every field. The knowledge is out there, secrets are revealed. Anyone with the ability to read and the drive to know can have this power, the power of Knowledge.

And that my friends, is the Word.

7 comments:

  1. Liked the arrogant lawyer story.

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  2. Honestly, I have had the opportunity to work with two lawyers in my life. One was funny, smart, and great to work with.
    This latest one...total asshat.

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  3. One of my sisters is a lawyer. She's really cool, by the way. I also know another lawyer who's married to one of my mom's best friends...also very nice.

    I don't know a lot of lawyers, but I've been fortunate that the lawyers I do know are nice.

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  4. My fiance has a daughter by another marriage. Since his divorce, he's done everything WITHOUT a lawyer. I came into the picture and asked, repeatedly, "Why do you not have a lawyer?" If any custody issue EVER comes up again (ex wanting more money, etc.), I'm going to a darn lawyer if I have to pay it myself. The courts chew up and spit out people who come before them without attorneys...especially men in custody battles. But you put an attorney up there, especially a respected one, and it's an all new playing field. Not that he doesn't want to take care of his daughter...but I've seen lately all too many cases where men are getting screwed and paying twice what they should so the ex can live high and mighty.

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  5. I am so glad I'm not in one of those professions. The ones where people go look stuff up and challenge you. I'd hate to be a doctor, with everyone coming in self-diagnosed, especially when they're wrong.

    Yay for being a teacher. And who can question a writer? You don't like my book? Whatever, write your own! lol!

    http://aclairedawn.blogspot.com

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  6. I would definitely make sure to research any issue before challenging a professional! Even then, there is a way to put it that is not confrontational. I am just making the point that often we are intimidated by a title when we shouldn't be. In most cases, I would say go with the professional. I would not try to operate on anyone just because I watch the Discover Medical although...I have thought about it.

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It helps to know I'm not just talking to myself.