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“Knowledge is Power.” – Doc Meek


A single hour a day, steadily given to the

study of some interesting subject, brings

unexpected accumulations of knowledge.

William Ellery Channing – 1780-1842, Preacher


Knowledge is Power

I’m a lifelong learner and Irish storyteller that is fond of saying, “Knowledge is Power.”

“Not if you don’t apply it,” says his practical businesswoman wife, Jeannette Meek.

  • Doc Meek, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, Sunday, November 13, 2016

“Pour your purse into your head.” – Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, September 14, 2010. I am grateful for knowledge. “Knowledge is power,” I have been wont to say. My wife Jeannette likes to add, “Not if you don’t apply it.” Well said, Jeannette!

And as Benjamin Franklin said: “Your best investment is to pour your purse into your head, and no one can take it away from you.”

Images from: TSA, University of Michigan:

My sister Anita says that knowledge increases in universities and schools: “The incoming students bring a little in, the graduates take none away, and knowledge accumulates.” 😮

Thank you, Anita!

Not all knowledge comes from books or formal schooling. There are infinite opportunities for all of us, parents, children, teachers and students to learn much that lies adjacent to, or outside of, formal learning situations.

For me, reading a lot and observing and interacting with life in the world of reality, helps me be not only a more knowledgeable person, it also helps me be a better person.

“Every day in every way, I am becoming better and better!” says my friend. 😮

Doc Meek, Tues, Sept 14, 2010, at  Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

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“Reading . . . worth mastering forever.” – Doc Meek

“I’ve always loved reading.” – Doc Meek

I found that reading takes me into realms of knowledge about people, places and things . . .  and everything! I can soar to the moon and on to the cosmos, plummet the depths of the sea, and do everything in between.

And I can go backwards and forwards in time, and remain in the moment of now if I want to.

“Paying attention to now is a gift. That’s why they call it the present.” 😮

Who gave me this quotation (I can’t remember right now)?

I can read slow and savor. I can read fast and furious [speed, not affect 😮 ]. Or I can read a mile a minute, if I have to. If I want to. (Using Photoreading, courtesy of my friend Dr. Paul Scheele and The Learning Strategies Corporation).

Fun to read a big book in 10 – 12   minutes, eh?

A guest blog from Sean Stephenson

Just got an email from Sean Stephenson on the topic of reading. I enjoy his blithe spirit.

Here’s Sean’s article from his blog (copy and paste Sean’s URL below into your computer’s browser line to access his website):

June 10, 2010

Readers Are Leaders

Written by Sean Stephenson in Inspiration

Reading is an invaluable asset that helps us shape our thoughts and actions. By reading, we can unlock our true potential at earth-shattering speeds.

When we allow ourselves to be immersed in new ideas and foreign concepts, we expose our minds to a new way of thinking.  These new perspectives help us gain a competitive advantage over others – and the best part about it, is reading is virtually free! (other than our time of course. :o).

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

So read more, grow your imagination and invest in your future. I guarantee you won’t regret it. On that note, here’s my list of book recommendations:

  • The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • One Small Step by Robert Maurer
  • As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
  • Mastery by George Burr
  • Get Off Your But by Sean Stephenson 😮

Love life,

P.S. Please leave some of your own recommendations in the comments!  I’d so love to hear them.

Above guest article from Sean’s blog (copy and paste Sean’s URL below into your computer’s browser line to access his website):

Blessings, Doc Meek, June 10, 2010

At Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA; not at South Jordan, Utah, USA

P.S. Like Sean says:

Please leave some of your own book recommendations in the comments!  I’d so love to hear them!

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