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

The Hectic Pace Of Life Without Sharing Knowledge For Social Benefit

Is keeping up such a hectic pace in our lives really worth it if we don’t have time to share knowledge?  Has life become such a blur of going from one thing to the next without taking time to connect with other people’s knowledge?

It occurs to me that we work long hours and do a lot of hard work – mentally or physically – but do we achieve any real success in life if we don’t share knowledge to make the world a better place?  Many of us have the trappings of a modern lifestyle – but do we really have time (or more importantly, make the time) to put our energy into really connecting with other people, sharing knowledge, learning something new, combining knowledge and creating new knowledge for social benefit?

Hurry, hurry, hurry – go, go, go – it seems to be the fast paced nature of our lives these days.  How do we actually spend our time to make the world a better place? We may spend upwards of 90 minutes commuting – and if we’re not driving, perhaps spending that time reading a good book. But do we ever take the time to connect with others by starting conversations to share knowledge rather than complaining, gossiping or slamming others? Do you ever have knowledge conversations with your work colleagues, friends or family?

If we still have the go, go, go mentality, some of us can spend more hours on the extra work we bring home. Then, we often become “brain-dead” and spend “down-time” watching entertainment shows on TV or surfing for entertainment on YouTube.  But do we ever take the time to read and comment on blogs to share knowledge – or even write a blog ourselves to share our own knowledge and learn from the comments of others with the purpose of not only improving ourselves or others – but the world we live in? Sharing knowledge for social benefit seems to get the short shrift when it comes to how we spend our time (or waste our time). In the long run we end up missing opportunities for growth, development and knowledge sharing.

Don’t get me wrong. Sometimes I like sitting around doing nothing, or reading a book, listening to relaxing music or watching entertaining shows on TV.  There’s nothing wrong with any of these things as a means of slowing down from the fast pace of life.  But I also balance out my time by sharing knowledge with other people – even having more in-depth conversations with my family and friends, learning from other people’s knowledge and hopefully contributing to making the world a better place for everyone by sharing knowledge.

If we all wish to grow as human beings – everyone of us on this planet – we can be much more helpful to other people in our daily lives if we take the time to share knowledge. It’s by sharing knowledge with and from others that life’s lessons teach us through different experiences how to make the world a better place for everyone – rather than constantly being on “automatic” busy-ness and missing out on opportunities of knowledge sharing for social benefit to make the world a better place.


One response to “The Hectic Pace Of Life Without Sharing Knowledge For Social Benefit

  1. ResearchImpact (@researchimpact) July 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I go go go. A LOT. But since sharing knowledge is part of my job and also a passion I make the time. So here’s my question. Is tweeting a good way of sharing knowledge to fulfill a knowledge sharing agenda or is it a go go go version of sharing knowledge in a digitally compressed world? Twitter counts, for sure. But is it enough?

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