PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Bheki Dlamini
 
Comments: 6
Article views: 317
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Bheki Dlamini's badges.
 

The power of knowledge

19 June 2014, 15:21
I find it disturbing when people say, they have no access to information, yet they spend hours on Facebook. That's my source of information. I get links to very crucial sites with great reading material. 
People would be asking me about business funding, the DTI.... information that is readily available on thr net, in written form!


Most people experience hardships as a consequence of their unwillingness to READ!


The world is being passed on from generation to generation and the only manuals available are in written form.


Books and other reading materials are the only tools that link those generations. If it wasn't for Sir Isaac Newton, some of the privileges we enjoy today wouldn't exist. But mostly, it's thanks to those that read from Sir Newton's books that we are now enjoying these privileges.


In a world that is quickly becoming a global village, a world in which what then took years to happen can today happen in a split of a second, we can't afford to reinvent the wheel. We need to learn from the past generations and from one another.


Reading is a vital component in the advancement of humankind, however, most of us believe that one day, someone will miraculously save us from our hardships.


We only have ourselves to depend on. The ubiquitous nature of the Internet has a potential to empower us beyond measure.


Yet we ignore this power bestowed upon us by the likes of our teachers, lecturers, parents and grand parents!


The power of knowledge can only be unlocked by those that read.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Tommie Cato
Match fixing, or not

In the midst of all the allegations that Haroon Lorgat & Fikile Mbalula forced the Proteas’ management team to select a player of colour one thought comes to mind. Read more...

4 comments 175 views
Submitted by
FrancoisFMarais
Eskom, Googly and a Banana Republ...

Seems like the ANC just cannot get over this race issue.  Read more...

4 comments 297 views
Submitted by
Chris Pieters
No Tunnel Never Mind the Light

Have we become so intolerant of one another that nothing can be done peacefully and in a dignified manner any longer. Read more...

4 comments 155 views
Submitted by
Lwethu Ndlazilwana
Lesson #1

Part of the Definition of Democracy is Rule by the Majority, now this one is the seriously funny part that the brothers and sisters from Europe who are now Africans rightfully seem to forget. Read more...

25 comments 492 views
Submitted by
Hendrik Du Toit924
Open letter to the International ...

I send this request as a South African cricket supporter to ask for the International Cricket Council for their view/standpoint on Cricket South Africa’s policies of interfering with the selection of players based on merit. Read more...

3 comments 1216 views
Submitted by
Scheepers de Bruin
Icons and Idols revised

These people did great things and they did shitty things - so how come we only remember the good deeds of some and the bad deeds of others? Read more...

0 comments 75 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.