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

Knowledge For Good

When I think of my past and all the knowledge I have acquired, I try to focus on turning all the knowledge I have acquired into knowledge for good – into valuable knowledge – and try to continue to use this knowledge for good for the benefit of others to make this world a better place.  To me knowledge of life and all of our individual experiences are found in the words: whatever you do, don’t let your own individual knowledge go to waste. Keep using it to make the world a better place.

So, I try to keep thinking of the knowledge that I have already acquired and the life experiences I have shared with others and gained from others, and what is still yet to come.

There is an awful lot of good knowledge in the world.   In all of our lives, there have been many, many good experiences.  But, I could also make a very long list of all the bad things that have happened in my life as well. What do I do with this knowledge? Do I simply forget it or try to repress it away in my memory, or let it fester inside me with anger – or do I try to turn this knowledge into knowledge for good? I’ve learned from my negative experiences, and I’ve learned to turn them into knowledge for good.  This allows me to use my individual knowledge to help others in my life – and in the world. I turn this individual knowledge into knowledge for good because I’m not constantly dwelling on the negative as a victim. I grew up in a family with alcoholic and dysfunctional parents who abused me and inflicted many physical and psychological scars. I could have remained a victim all my life, ruled by the external and internal voices that said I was stupid and worthless. But thanks to the knowledge of others, I grew to recognize my own worth and intelligence – and recognize even the value of such negative experiences in my life – by turning this knowledge into knowledge for good.

There are many unfortunate people and experiences in the world, people unable or unwilling to leave behind the negative things – the hurtful things that have happened to them in their lives – and use this knowledge for good.  The hurtful and negative things of the past continue to drag them down and make them bitter, negative and hurtful to others and to themselves. Unless we can turn this painful knowledge into knowledge for good, such knowledge will always hold these people back. This knowledge will continue to hurt them until they can focus on turning all of their individual knowledge into knowledge for good. Everyone can turn their knowledge and life experiences into knowledge for good. Remember, no experience is a negative experience unless you gain nothing from it and don’t share these experiences as something to make your life and the world a better place.

2 responses to “Knowledge For Good

  1. researchimpact November 20, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Sounds like we need a knowledge hypocratic oath: First do no wrong. Use your knowledge for good definitely but first do no wrong with the knowledge you have.

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