Knowledge is the clarity, awareness and understanding of someone or something such as facts, values or skills.It involves knowing the truth about things happening in the world, the capacity of acknowledgement of human beings.It is created when a set of truth or facts are collected together discussed, agreed, and accepted by the group of philosophers who have a bigger percentage in convincing the society.The community has faced a problem of who makes the decision pertaining the things in the society; the so-called ‘postmodern’ men have always acted as the engine of the community[Ittman, Cardell and Maddox,2010].
The truth in the society has been influenced greatly by most influential people such as Michael Foucault, who stood resolutely and idolised their ideas[Cardilac,2001].This powerful person in the society has always opposed the public opinion and replacing them with their thoughts expecting secure backups from the community.This person approached the media by varieties of theories having some relevancy in them hence making the real and used in this generation.This has influenced the creation of knowledge.People like John Howard has opposed the existing ideas in the society which has woken up the fire which was earlier put off; this is seen when he stands and claims that theory should not be taught at school level which has brought a lot of unrest in most schools [Evans I and Smith J 2012].
Knowledge is power and should be used in favour of everyone in the society.People should be allowed to participate in coming up with some facts in the society and not only to the powerful people in the society[Jaworski .J 2012]. When this is done, the nation will face a crisis such as strikes in schools due to wrong facts fed into the mind of many people.We find it later when this person such as Michael Foucault coming up against the society using their power of influence to lure so much to their sinfull life ‘he affects many with AIDs’[Taylor, 2005]
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