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

Knowledge Beyond Words Or Sounds

Every day we gain knowledge about things, people, ideas, insightful experiences – and every day is an opportunity to share that knowledge to make the world a better place. How often do you stop to think about such a daily opportunity?  Every day we can give of ourselves from our own knowledge to contribute to social benefit and greater understanding around the world.

Personally, I’m always happy to share the knowledge of my life if it can help contribute to improving the world we all live in.  Most of the knowledge I share with other people is what I’ve learned about through my own life experiences – good and bad. This type of knowledge is something we can all share.  And it’s not about being able to pass a test or hold a conversation on a certain topic – it’s about taking the time to share my knowledge with the knowledge of others beyond myself to serve the purpose of creating new knowledge for greater benefit for everyone.

I spend much more time these days trying to share knowledge about who I am and my life experiences, and trying to learn from the vast amounts of knowledge from the world around me – the people and things with whom I share this planet.  Since I’ve started trying to find daily opportunities of sharing knowledge about things beyond mere facts and information, life has become much more gratifying, much more interesting, and much more worthwhile.  My sharing knowledge with and from other people has become easier and deeper, because I now come from a place of genuine interest in the well-being of all my fellow human beings through knowledge mobilization (KMb).

This world is full of knowledge to share to make it a better place – but not all knowledge has to be shared in words or sounds – sometimes knowledge comes through observation and empathy for others.  Not all knowledge communication involves language. We live in a world where there are many languages – so many that we cannot understand. But if we can stop and slow ourselves down and pay attention to all that surrounds us right here and right now in each of our little places on this earth, then we can start to learn to understand the messages that we’re all being given about life and life’s meaning by sharing this knowledge beyond ourselves from every place in this world.

Imagine how our lives might be if everyone on this planet took the time to respect and share knowledge with others to make the world a better place. Suppose people everywhere, simultaneously, stopped what they were doing and paid attention for only as long as it took to recognize our shared knowledge as our shared humanity.  Perhaps the sadness, anger, hatred and pain of the world – visible to all while taking a moment to contribute to our common knowledge – would generate greater understanding and create new and deeper knowledge through knowledge mobilization.  What a gift that would be to make the world a better place.

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