49 On the possession of knowledge
On the other hand, if you wish to possess knowledge, the way someone
else might possess a million dollars, or someone else might possess a
gun, then you have become materialist.
They seek to possess knowledge to feel valid, to feel useful, to feel powerful, to feel superior, to show others, to use it against others, so others will respect them, so others will obey them, so others will love them.
This sort of knowledge is useless. It is like buying a car, and then bringing all your friends around to see it parked, and then making it into a shrine, and never turning it on and driving.
So no, possessing knowledge will not make you happy.