I believe that all knowledge is a gift from God...And I think that when we learn something neat, our desire to share is like God's desire to teach us- we were made in His image, after all. We want other people to know and experience what we have just learned and experienced! It is like seeing a rainbow- we drag our family outdoors to share the sight. Lacking family, we take a picture. Then we show everyone the picture!
Knowing in and of itself is wonderful when we also share our knowing with others. Isn't that true??? I think that this is what propels us even here on IQ: the desire to share what we have learned with others.
answered 15 Jul '12, 20:43
You don't do anything unless there's something in it for you.
I don't really care for a 50yo Japanese businessman who's about to go to sleep now and the fact he's never ridden a roller coaster ride. I might feel tempted to share my knowledge and experience with people close by, but again, I'm sharing it only because there's something in the act of sharing for me.
It might be that sharing, or going over things again with someone else, helps me clarify feelings I have towards that thing. Perhaps because I'm not 100% certain. It might be that I find pleasure in showing others how great my life compared to theirs is and consequently feel better about myself. Because I don't realize how great my life really is.
If you have a great life and you know it, you don't go around sharing it with anyone. You live it and smile over it. When you meet someone, you don't start talking where you been, what you've done unless asked about it. But even if asked, you always quickly shift the focus on the other person and you genuinely want to hear about their lives. Because you understand there's a window of opportunity to learn something you don't know. So you use that window for listening to others, instead of talking about yourself.
So in the end, if you keep on asking "after you know" only shows you that you don't really know all that you would like to.
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