Today, I learned a few things:
One person in power can create a lot of trouble for his subordinates below him. The slightest spark or minor error can snowball into an avalanche. In the end it is the subordinates that suffer for nothing.
I am still turned off by people who are reluctant to learn something new, just for the sake of knowledge. Even if that something can be grasped easily and takes literally minutes to complete, AND leads to a fairly decent reward, it is simply “not worth the trouble” to them.
I have struggled for a long time to understand why people can think this way. I blogged about this in the past, about how one of my university classmates said that she doesn’t read the news because “news is boring” (her own words). My immediate reaction after hearing those words from her mouth? Utter revulsion and horror.
So after pondering for so long, I guess it boils down to one reason: laziness and lack of motivation. Now, I’m not saying that I’ve never been guilty of laziness in my life, but think about it carefully. You have nothing to lose except a few minutes of your life. How hard can it be?
You never know when a piece of knowledge, however insignificant or irrelevant at the time, can come back to help you in the future. I also believe in accumulating knowledge and passing them down to future generations. Knowledge is power — but only if you store it, are able to retrieve it, AND share it with others.