Amy Rees Anderson

Share Your Knowledge

The Dalai Lama said:  “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”

And who doesn’t want to achieve immortality?!! Right?! Heck yes we do!

Some people tend to have pride in thinking they have worked so hard to gain their knowledge that no one else is worthy to have it but them. Some people tend to get insecure in thinking if anyone else gains their knowledge then they themselves will be worth less. So both of these types of people gain knowledge and then they guard it as if it is some secret treasure, which if they were to share it with anyone, it would instantly lose all its value and their knowledge would be worthless…they would be worthless. And so they hold their knowledge inside and use it to make clever comments here and there just to make sure everyone in the room is aware of just how much knowledge they hold in that magical brain of theirs. When others ask them to share it or teach them too they will either find a way to avoid it all together or they will share their knowledge using such complicated wording that they know the other person would never be able to understand and they hope the other person will be too embarrassed to have the nerve to ask for clarification. After all…this person who holds the knowledge must do everything in their power to protect their secret treasure because no one else can ever gain access to their knowledge or they will be worth nothing themselves.

I am guessing that every one of us reading this can think of at least one or two people who fit the description of the person above. But those people couldn’t be more wrong. Nothing is more impressive than a person who has gained knowledge and then is willing to take that knowledge they worked hard to gain and turn around and teach it to others in a more simplified manner. When someone with knowledge does that they become more valuable and more impressive by far then someone who guards their knowledge and won’t share it.

In my own life I could never have achieved the things I have if there hadn’t been people who had been there and done it before me who were willing to share their knowledge with me along the way. I cannot even begin to say how much I appreciate those type of people. To me they are the true heroes. Or as the quote says, the immortals…

Don’t let your knowledge die with you, share it with everyone you can. Help others. Teach them. Try and take the lessons you have learned the hard way and simplify them for others so they can avoid having to go through the hard things you have.

Share your knowledge. It makes you AWESOME!

~Amy

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