Knowledge is poison
Knowledge is not power. It is poison. Specifically the knowledge of a better life. A more comfortable life. When we get to know about the luxuries we
can have in our life our desires change, our priorities warp themselves to a more sinister form. The knowledge of a better life breeds greater effort,
and effort breeds opportunity. Opportunities usually breed failed opportunities which result in suffering. Pure suffering. No opportunities of a better life is a burden off one’s chest. Yet people without opportunities mourn for the unfairness of life completely oblivious to the suffering that opportunities bring. In Buddhism it is believed that the root of suffering lies in desires. Desires of a better life. These desires come from the knowledge that there are people living a better life. But human desires do not end, so there is no end to suffering. This knowledge alone is the root of my suffering. Therefore knowledge is poison, not power.