Good Morning Frank.
Well said. Unfortunately just because it is "knowledge" doesn't make it correct. For example: A child is born into abusive household. Eventually removed from home and placed in foster care, who in return only uses them for an extra paycheck every month to support their habits, and abuses them as well. Finally they are old enough to go out in their own. What happens next? Most of the time a string of abusive relationships.
Why? Because they are following the only string of "knowledge" they have been shown. An abusive lifestyle. All their life those abuses have told them and then reconfirmed over and over they are somehow of less value than everyone else in this world, among many other things. Perhaps even that they deserve to be treated in such a way, since that is all they have ever known.
The only way for them to walk away from such things is to start believing something different about themselves and the world they live in. If they choose to just plop down, cross their arms, and say, "This world sucks. People suck. I hate it here." Their life will never change. However, if they stand up and decide, "Well something's not right here, this doesn't seem to be happening to everyone else."
And then take some steps, like counselling, to try and peer through that tiny little crack in their faulty knowledge and see things differently, their life can change. But only when they are willing to seek a higher knowledge than they have previously been believing. So yes Frank, knowledge does expand far beyond ones personal thoughts or ideals. If not we wouldn't need books, counselors, school, google or even each other.
I believe Izzy proved my point exactly. The mind is an easily manipulated thing when it is weak. So, once again...
Yet another day I do know.
Hope you have a good one!