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

Individual Knowledge For Humanity

One of the best parts of a person’s life is the ability to share knowledge with kindness and love for all humanity.

I am always a bit disappointed when I hear people say they do not have any knowledge to share – or have no ability to make humanity any better.  People may think they have no knowledge to share, but everyone is full of life experiences that have created individual knowledge that can be shared with the rest of us. If the intention of sharing that knowledge is to make the world a better place – including even in the life of one other person it is shared with – then it can be valuable knowledge.

I get disappointed because individuals devalue themselves when they devalue their own knowledge.  If I share my knowledge today as a way of sharing personal experience, someone else may remember it for the rest of their life – and it may move them on tomorrow to do completely new and different things to make the world a better place as they learn from my knowledge. They might even combine my knowledge with their own knowledge to do something valuable for someone else today.

One of the best parts of our lives is making connections with other people – those close to us or even on the other side of the planet. We can fill each day with such a diversity of knowledge sharing – and it takes very little effort when all is said and done.  I can share a piece of my knowledge with someone else or be open to learning from the knowledge of others. All it takes is really listening to another person and sharing what we know through our individual life experiences.

Sharing knowledge is not expensive – and it doesn’t have to be highly “intellectual”.  It just has to come from a place of wanting to make the world better for everyone. If each of us can take a moment each day to share knowledge to make the world a better place then we definitely will one person at a time – one piece of knowledge at a time – for all humanity.

 

2 responses to “Individual Knowledge For Humanity

  1. ResearchImpact (@researchimpact) March 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Sharing knowledge is a great idea and you have written eloquently on this extensively. This post and many of your others are focused on what people have to share. What about the other side, those they need to share with? It’s not good enough to share information but do I also have a responsibility to act on the information that is shared with me?

    • KMbeing April 2, 2012 at 8:29 am

      Thanks for your great comment and acknowledgement. I agree completely that knowledge is not just about sharing with others from yourself to the other person – but includes following up with action. Sharing knowledge is multi-directional and must also include using that knowledge – hopefully for benefit and ultimately to improve condiditons to make the world a better place.

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