Frequently Asked Questions - Is Knowledge Power?

No, I do not agree.  Knowledge is NOT power.  Knowledge is knowledge.  It is one of many forms of power from the view of the Barrett Power Theory.  In this view, just like money, knowledge, as a form of power, can be used for purposes of freedom or control.  Similarly, some people say to me, power is awareness or power is “this” or power is “that.”  Again, awareness is awareness and “this is this” and “that is that.”  Power, I say, is the capacity to participate knowingly in change, nothing more and nothing less.  While we are continuously participating in change, it may not be in a knowing manner.  When it is, that is what I call power.