Little knowledge is a dangerous thing
As Horace Mann says, “A human being is not in any proper sense a human being till he is educated.” But a little learning becomes a dangerous thing when it is applied to real life as a substitute for perfect learning.
Take the medical line. If a doctor has not got a proper degree through hard and dedicated work, he can prove a nuisance to society. He can kill more people than he can save. The bridges, buildings and dams built by an engineer with imperfect knowledge of his subject will collapse sooner rather than later. A teacher who is not a master of his subject will only misguide his students.
The modern age is an age of specialization. In every field, we need specialists who can guide us better. But, unfortunately, there are also many quacks. Many unskilled people are cunning enough to masquerade as specialists. The credulous people are duped by them. We must try to distinguish between the real and fictitious specialists and try to beware of the latter species.
A man with real and deep knowledge is generally sober and humble. He is not interested in giving himself airs and indulging in cheap publicity. He believes in constructive work. It is not his motto to make an easy buck. But a man of shallow knowledge shows himself off. He is always after one or the other victim. He may wear artificial smiles and gaudy or holy clothes. But sooner or later he gets exposed. He can cause great harm to society.
Never To Late To Learn
First, they may lack the financial support for their study. Secondly, they may not be able to meet the way in criteria set by the college. Thirdly, they may lack the interest to study. Fourthly, they may not be able to finding their desired work in any of the colleges. Hence, they started looking for a job with whatever qualification they have, finally found a job & began to work.
There are individuals who do not pursue college schooling in the work of their early days. For those...
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