The world is a complicated place, and that means that it’s not always possible to have a full grasp on everything that’s going on. There are some things that you don’t need to know. There are some things that happen that influence your life, which you could do with knowing. And then there are things that everyone should know. The more you understand the world, the easier you’ll find it to navigate all that comes your way. Ultimately, the old adage is true: knowledge really is power.

Below, you’ll find multiple pieces of information that everyone should understand.

There Are Options Everywhere

If there’s one thing that should teach in school, it’s that there are options everywhere. Many people don’t end up following their dreams because they think they’re limited by where they live, their background, even things like their gender. But here’s the thing: while the options available don’t always make themselves readily available, they are out there. If you have, say, ambitions to see the world, then it doesn’t matter if no-one in your family has left the state before. You can always be the first to do things! It’s just that you may require a little bit of courage and support, is all. But once you get moving, you’ll begin to see just how easy it is.

Some People Have More Power Than Others

Of course, one of the reasons why not every option will be immediately on the table for you is because we live in a deeply unequal world. While everyone has power, some have much more than others. Indeed, there is evidence to suggest that there are just 13 families who rule the world. While there’s little you can do on an individual level to get more power, knowing that there are powerful forces out there will at least put things into perspective. It’ll help you to understand the world a lot more.

It’s a Roller Coaster Ride

There’ll be high points and low points as you journey through life. Whether good or bad, you’ll think that they’ll be around forever. But they won’t. That’s why it’s important to value the good periods when they’re with you and to remind yourself during the low points that they will also pass. No one said that life was going to be easy, but they did say that it would be worth it. 

Nothing Is Set In Stone

Finally, let’s remember something that we could do with remembering: the world is not set in stone. There will be aspects of the world that you dislike and aspects that you like. Neither of them are guaranteed to be around forever. This is a key point because it’ll give you the power to fight for the things that you believe in. You might not like, say, that bankers can do what they want and still come out on top — but just because that’s the way things are now, it doesn’t mean that it has to be that way forever.


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