Sunday, 30 September 2007
If knowledge is power does that make me weak? I've entered the occasional pub quiz in the past and my knowledge has been a bit varied and a little bizarre. For example i knew that Texas Pete was a baddie in super Ted?! So i think that my general knowledge is perhaps - average (according to the new Gordon's Gin advert the most offensive word in the English language). Does that make me average? I know a bit about lots of things but not really lots about anything. I'd love to be the all knowing one on one subject. The person that someone could be heard saying - "oh yes, you definitely what to talk to them about this subject they know everything about that". At the moment i think the only subject that I'm possibly the all knowing, omniscient, wise one on is the film When Harry Meet Sally and that's not a useful subject to be a Guru on.
If i was all knowing on one subject that one million people wanted my humble advice on and i charged each of those people a mere £1 for my extensive knowledge on that subject then i would have this 'make 1 million' thing wrapped up pretty quickly. I'll work on it.
n. pl. gu·rus
1. Hinduism & Tibetan Buddhism A personal spiritual teacher.
2. a. A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.
b. A trusted counselor and adviser; a mentor.
3. a. A recognized leader in a field: the guru of high finance.
b. An acknowledged and influential advocate, as of a movement or idea: "In a culture that worships slimness, he was the Guru of Lean" Erica Abeel.