Knowledge is essential in every walk of life. You need to be well informed about your work, about what you have learnt and about many such things that are around you. But is that all? Can you succeed only on the basis of knowledge? Unfortunately, life demands much more than just knowing. Simple knowledge is not enough; you also need to apply what you know. Studying and gaining knowledge is just the first part of your mission. However, you cannot do much with simple knowledge or gaining information. You need to own the skill to be able to use the knowledge in a given situation. You may have information on varied topics and in different fields but for real life situations, you need to apply your knowledge. Having knowledge is like knowing the theory of a subject; while application is the real working or practical use of the theoretical knowledge. For example, if there is an emergency situation in your neighborhood, you need to act fast and in the most appropriate manner. This is where you need to apply your knowledge with presence of mind. There may be many who know the process but do not apply; in such cases their knowledge is of no use to anybody. While this is true for everyday life, it also plays an important role in maintaining relationships. Simply knowing about emotions or the needs of your loved ones is not enough. You also need to use the information and act in ways that make your loved ones feel happy and comfortable. Your life can be a lot simpler and happier if you apply your knowledge and work in the direction of your goals.