I feel that knowledge & understanding of the world around us can only be for the good.
Anything which enables an individual to better reach their potential has got to be good. And not just good for the individual, but also their family & loved ones, as well as society.
I don’t believe ignorance is bliss. Knowledge & education open doors.
Sometimes, other people who know us may become scared at the changes they see in us. They may think it threatens the relationship because they don’t know who or what we are evolving into. Some people don’t like change.
Some people may even become jealous of our opportunities. Wishing secretly that they had the courage to change too, but resenting us for doing what they couldn’t.
I do think everyone should live their own dreams. Live their own lives. Not live someone else’s.
I love this quote from Steve Jobs of Apple computer fame:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking!
“Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.
“And most important, have the courage to follow your heart & intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
“Stay Hungry! Stay Foolish!” ~ Steve Jobs
Of course we have to consider our family’s needs to. As they need our love & support. But ultimately our qualifications & education will bless every one.