Knowledge Mobilization (KMb): Multiple Contributions & Multi-Production Of New Knowledge

Today’s Knowledge Inspiration: Knowledge & Death

Many people are so determined to selfishly get what they want in life that they miss out on many knowledge lessons that could be learned from life’s experiences within AND beyond our own little corners of the world.  There are many cancer or terminally-ill patients who discover that the last year or months of their lives have become their best.  There are many victims of war or famine or violence or abuse that can teach us so much. These individuals often say they have learned more knowledge about life during these times than they might have – and many are eager to share this knowledge.  There are plenty of poignant examples on the Internet where people have shared their knowledge and experiences while also being encouraged and comforted – thanks to the use of social media. How often do we take the time to learn life’s valuable knowledge lessons from such circumstances?

Why is it only when tragedy strikes that most of us begin to understand the importance of sharing individual knowledge – or even looking at our own lives more closely to see examples of our own knowledge?  There’s a whole world of diverse knowledge waiting to be explored and contributed to if we only take a closer look – especially sharing knowledge using social media.  It’s seems only when we start to go beyond the minor concerns that often seem so “major” to us- our looks, our wealth, our jobs, our comforts – that we then only start to discover what’s really important for every person on this earth. We can begin to understand how we can use our own knowledge to make the world better – each person at a time – if we learn from the tragedies of life as well.  Why is it some of us – selfishly – never do?

We are all going to die one day – and there are many people in this world dying everyday, every moment, every second.  Inevitably – one of those people dying will be someone close to you that you care about or love.  I remind myself of this quite often – usually when I don’t take important opportunities to share knowledge with others or ask about the knowledge and unique experiences they feel they can share with the world to make it a better place.

Taking deeper moments to share knowledge with others are the most important moments we can have – yet we far too often avoid them or ignore them because we always think we have “more important things to do”.  The world and everyone in it is important – all we have to do is listen and share our knowledge with each other to make it better before we die.

What knowledge would you share if you knew that you were going to die tomorrow?

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