KNOWLEDGE ISN'T POWER
Well hey, hi, hello!
Today I am sharing a kind of radical out there idea. Something I've been thinking about for a while now.
I was completely on the fence about sharing it but the thing about being on the fence is that after a while it starts to hurt. You just have to pick a side so you don't continue to have fence up your ass.
So I just said F it. I am gunna go for it.
It's the new red hair I swear.
But a little warning before I dive in. It's a bit of a tough love kind of post. Just know I am coming from a good place, relating to you as powerful and whole. Not in need of fixing. This post is supposed to put you in a state of inquiry.
Knowledge isn't power. Its just not.
Knowledge used to be power.
Back when we had to go to the library to look up information in an encyclopedia to find answers to questions, sure knowledge was power. It was hard to come across, hard to find, hard to share. The person with the most of it would absolutely have a leg up on her neighbor.
But now? In 2017 when everyone and their grandma has access to the internet or walks around with a hand held computer in their pocket..., its just not that powerful anymore.
Knowledge is not power because the internet made knowledge available to everyone. In literally seconds. At the touch of a button. At a shout to Siri. And just knowing something doesn't actually make the difference.
Knowledge is only potential power.
Let me explain.
You know that eating fast food is unhealthy yet you still hit up the drive thru.
You know that smoking is bad for you, it will kill you slowly but surely, yet you still smoke.
You know that continuing to emotionally binge on food isn't going to lead to you feeling more fulfilled by life.
Isn't it true then that just knowing what might help make us happier and healthier is only potentially powerful,
but that doing something with that knowledge is what makes the difference?
“It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.” — René Descartes
What if I were to ask you how to lose weight and take better care of your health, what would you tell me?
I can bet good money that 80%+ of you would tell me something along the lines of eating healthier whole foods, balanced meals, eating a little less then you normally do, eliminate processed and fast foods, exercise more, perhaps eat some sauerkraut for gut health and cut back on sugar.
I mean don't we all know that's how to lose weight and get healthier? It’s simple.
Eat right and exercise.
I talk to so many people about their health every single day and the majority of them say something like this "I know what to do, Its just a matter of doing it."
Can you relate?
Of course there are situations like hashimotos, lupus and food allergies that make it more complicated or difficult for others. But for the most part, we all know what to do to become healthier, happier, more fit versions of ourselves.
so then what is the fucking problem?
We all know that its for our own good to not eat processed foods, too much sugar and to be sedentary. To binge, to purge, to restrict.