Differential psychology researchers define general knowledge as “culturally valued knowledge communicated by a range of non-specialist media.” They say, “Ignorance is bliss.” But today, one has to have enough knowledge of almost everything happening in the world.
Millions of young Indians are paying high fees to get GK (general knowledge) of Indian/ World History in order to get Government jobs. But apart from that Civil Service examination level General Knowledge, it is beneficial for every ordinary person to know a bit about everything!
Importance of GK!
General Knowledge is a very important aspect of human life. It adds value to the person. People with good general knowledge are believed to have high IQ. GK is essential for personal, academic and professional growth. Being up-to-date on general knowledge in various subjects and current affairs in different domains makes you a better person. From students to professionals to business owners to homemakers to retirees, this applies to virtually everyone in all walks of life. Here’s why having good general knowledge is an important facet of your personality and helps you win at almost everything in everyday life. It also helps people to socialize more in civilized societies with learned and decent people. Thus, there are numerous utilities of general awareness knowledge.
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Knowledgeable person has least chances to be cheated. Nobody can try to throw any fake or wrong news to a knowledgeable person. Also, you don’t feel clueless being among the people who talk about any random topics.
How to Increase GK?
Daily reading of news paper or watching news channel bulletins is very useful for improving the GK. News papers contain all kinds of latest news, breaking news and current news from India and all around the world. The monthly and weekly magazines are also useful sources of GK.
Every civilized person from any civilized culture or society must have adequate general awareness of the latest events and happenings round him in order to mix up and live respectfully in the society.