Shades of the white flag

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Knowledge liberates - this is a categorical statement that echoes the strong correlation existing between knowledge and freedom. It is a notion I would seek to reinforce with some classic archetypes that confirm its veracity. Having great knowledge in diverse fields confers one with a plethora of choices that do not pre-exist in the world of ignorance. Without knowledge, society is lame, society is in the darkness, and society is in bondage.
However, bondage and freedom are variable, and take on different facets depending on context. Freedom in this context is defined as the ability to do what one choses. True freedom is void of manipulation. The lack of knowledge means one doesn’t know when one is being controlled. Consequently, this results in bondage and most a times a false sense of freedom. Knowledge helps one understand ones choices and make informed decisions. However, some individuals might argue that this concept seems far-fetched. It is thus noteworthy to consider amplified examples, which would reinforce the strong relationship identified. Thus proving that these romantic idealists who fail to see the correlation are only being dogmatic in their narrow viewpoint.
In frederich Nietzsche’s, “Beyond Good and Evil”, he praises a list of philosophers-free-spirits; knowledge seekers who revolutionized human thinking through their constant questioning of ideas that have led to domestication. He talks about their pursuit to attain the “will to power”. He praises the courage they have, to question issues on religion, death and existence which most people will runaway from. These individuals are in the state of the perpetual, constantly on the move and searching. This power gives them the ability to have conversations an...

... middle of paper ... that seek to heighten the disparity between the knowledgeable and ignorant. It was this kind of drive that he sought to instill in his followers that lead to a renaissance in the Sciences and Culture of his time and generations to come. The rapid development of the Arabian peninsula during and after his time retreat the fact that when individuals come to acknowledge the importance that knowledge plays in their lives, it is only then they can find true freedom and change their societies for the better.
The above expatiated, shows that knowledge is the way to attain true freedom. Freedom from physical and emotional bondage. It is hard to define what knowledge consists of, but one thing is certain, knowledge or the pursuit of it brings you as close to experiencing the true freedom that is characterized by nearly unlimited choices and an awareness of ones choices.

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