The knowledge could have benign or malignant use. There is an ever increasing treasure of knowledge since the day it was recorded and this recording continues to grow. It can be source of guidance or cause of straying away from the right path. It requires sifting. But who will sift?
Since every one has own axe to grind, he will dig out what supports his interests. Thus we come to what we can call interpretation, inference or whatever name we give it. This is different from attitude of KAP. Attitude is developed through years of customs development. Inference is instant and sponstaneous. This old man knows from his experience that the vested interests change the context if not the content. For example, they fix an upper age for retirement or recruitment for a variety of reasons. One reason given is to provide old man rest to get rusted so that he goes to the grave earlier than he expects. The second reason put forward is to give chance to younger generation to move upwards. Is it necessary in the world with expanding opportunities of work to displace an old man to make room for second generation? Other reason considered important is the old man's stamina and state of mind to deliver. When we say that there is no substitute for experience, why we fix maximum limit to 30 years as devex does. Yet another reason felt pertinent is the one that relates to resistance for change generally found in old people. Let the old man tell every one that 'old head on young shoulders' has never proved to be wrong and hence vice versa is also true. The old man wants 'postive change'.
So far so good for the interpretation of knowledge. Every coin has two sides. Let us take hot topic of the time - governance. History of governance starts with the first human community formation. This is what we say institutionalization. The basic institution is the family, then the community and afterwards the cluster of communities. These need to have harmonized governance. Many a time we consider some thing as good governance in theory, it turns out to be bad governance in practice and finally ends up in no-governance. Each developing country is glaring example of it. Who is responsible for this state of affairs? ………… comment or wait for more