Should Knowledge be Shared?

We are all familiar with the famous quote knowledge is power, but it is more powerful if we know how to share it with other people. Every time I share my knowledge with others, I felt happy as I can see them developing as a person. I feel like I’m opening a door of opportunities for them.


Knowledge should be shared as it is a sign of helping others and does not cost anything. It is our moral responsibility to make this world a better place by sharing what we know. We are not who we are today if our ancestors didn’t share their knowledge with us. As humans, we’ve been given the gift of caring and sharing.


If you’re curious why you should share your knowledge and what are the benefits you can get from it, this article has all the information you need. Let’s keep reading!

Should Knowledge be Shared?

One of the best things that you can do to this world is to share your knowledge with others. It is our moral responsibility to help other people because somehow, we also gained our knowledge from others. I know that some of our knowledge comes from our experiences in life, those life lessons we have learned are also nice when shared.

Sharing knowledge does not cost anything and it feels good when you help others because you’re like opening opportunities for them. As a human, it is also our responsibility to share what we know with the current generation.

We are now who we are today if our ancestors didn’t share their knowledge on how to create a fire, build a house, and hunt for food. We exist because our ancestors keep passing their knowledge from generation to generation. By sharing your knowledge with others, you are likely helping them for their survival.

Sharing your knowledge is the best thing that you can give to future generations as they haven’t experienced your era which you have experienced. Future generations are so curious about what life is during your time, sharing your knowledge and experience makes them feel satisfied.

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but sharing your knowledge has lots of benefits. The main reason why I love to share my knowledge with others is it boosts my growth.

For example, I’m above average when it comes to solving math problems, but every time I share my knowledge with a specific math topic, it helps me deepen my understanding of it and makes me become an expert.

I believe that every time I share or teach others, it is also the best way for me to learn. Of course, I don’t teach something I don’t know. I need to learn it first before attempting to teach others.

Another best reason why you should share your knowledge is when you experience the feel-good factor in yourself. It feels great when someone appreciates you for helping them. You made the person feel valued by sharing what you know.

I remember when I helped one of my friends with how to pass his interview. I gave him some tips and tricks on how to answer well during his job interview. After how many weeks, he told me that he passed his interview and will start his work by next week.

I thought it was just a simple help by sharing what I know, and now, he is very happy and keeps on appreciating me for what I’ve done. From that moment, it became my motivation to help more people by sharing what I know.

There are countless benefits if you are generous in sharing your knowledge. But the best and clearest reason why you should share them is you can learn from your mistakes and make sure that no person will also commit them. If you share with your friend that this is the best way to start a business, he will commit little to no mistakes anymore.

Is it Bad to Share Knowledge?

Some people believed that if sharing knowledge may cause harm, there must be strict laws or restrictions. In some instances, secrete knowledge must be kept because it can be jeopardized.

For example, when you are starting a new business trend in your place, you don’t want to share that with others because there’s a chance they might copy it. I believe that sharing knowledge is good, but if it can cause harm rather than good, better keep it for yourself.

If sharing your knowledge can impact and enhance the lives of other people, be generous enough to share it. Not all people have bad intentions about the knowledge that you share, we must whom we share it with.

            “Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.” -Dalai Lama

Another instance where people believed that sharing knowledge must not be done always is when they want you to learn by your own experiences. For example, as much as the father loves his son, he also wants him to fall sometimes to feel the pain and learn some lesson from it.

It is also best when you gained that knowledge through life’s experience because you can value it more rather than being shared by someone. If you keep on failing on your exams, the only way you can get through it is by experiencing to study hard every night so that you can gain some knowledge and get a passing grade.

How Do You Share Knowledge with others?

If you think sharing knowledge with others is difficult, well you’re wrong. There are many ways on how you can share knowledge and it is one of the most overlooked aspects in any place. I will share with you the 3 strategies on how I share knowledge with other people.

1. You Lead by Example

Leading by example is the best way for me to share knowledge with others. If you’re a leader in your workplace or community, it will be difficult for your members to cope up with some problems. As a leader, you must lead by example and teach them how to do it. You already have lots of experience and the best way to teach them is by sharing it with them on how you usually do it.

As a leader, you should be the first one to initiate the knowledge-sharing activity. The juniors or newcomers are always expecting something from you. They want to be guided by your expertise. Even if you leave as the leader, the juniors will still practice the culture if they become leaders one day.

2. Sharing the Tools you Have

Sharing the tools you have is also a great way to share your knowledge with others. In school, if you have the resources such as books or pdf, try to share them with others who don’t have them. Encourage them first on the tools that you have so that they will feel motivated to learn from them.

In my experience, I love to share my books with my classmates and I always tell them that the reason why I get high grades is because of this book. Suddenly, I can see from their eyes that they’re also interested to have it. As long as I have the tools and resources, I love to share them with others.

3. Create an Environment for Sharing to Happen

A lot of traditional places such as offices or any space are counterintuitive when it comes to having a knowledge-sharing environment. Even though you intend to help everyone, it will be difficult for you to handle them if they’re not open to it.

We need to create an environment that promotes knowledge sharing. We need to find ways where we can make knowledge-sharing a second nature in our environment. For this, you can create activities, assign leaders, or create tasks where everyone is involved in sharing their knowledge with others.

When it comes to creating this kind of environment, the knowledge must be shared freely. Try to make this a rule in your workplace and see how much your work or people around you will improve. You can also create events such as leadership training where they will learn how to encourage knowledge exchange with others.

Why Other People Don’t Share Knowledge?

The main reason why other people don’t want to share knowledge is they are afraid to become equal will them. As we all know the famous quote, “knowledge is power”. If someone possesses knowledge and others don’t have it, they feel superior and stronger than them. When they share that knowledge with them, they would feel that they are no longer above them.

Acquiring knowledge also requires a lot of studying, analyzing, investment, dedication, and mistakes. Some people feel that if they would share that knowledge with others, it would be difficult for them to others since they didn’t experience it the hard way. It’s stressful for them to guide someone in their learning journey.

The most common reason why other people don’t want to share their knowledge especially in workplaces is that they desire a promotion or appreciation from their boss. Once they’ve earned the promotion, it means they have a higher raise and they will feel superior again.

To all the reasons that I’ve mentioned, the main root for not sharing their knowledge with others comes from selfishness, insecurity, bad mentality, lack of empathy, and lack of generosity.

Sharing Knowledge in the Workplace

Knowledge sharing in the workplace is very important as it can be the ultimate way for learning. As an employee, you are happy to work with people who love to share their knowledge with you.

Sharing your knowledge in your workplace can also advance your promotion as it can give you a good reputation from your boss since you help the company to succeed. The best reason why you should share your knowledge with your workmates is to limit skill gaps.

We must not be selfish enough that we want someone to be left behind. We must help them to have a new skill set. This will be beneficial to your colleagues and makes them get out of their comfort zone.

It really helps a lot when you create an environment where no one is having difficulty because he or she doesn’t know something. Where everybody feels comfortable and eager to learn.

If you are a senior employee, don’t hesitate to share your knowledge with newcomers as it can save you time and money. Remember that most questions, interviews, and presentations will always be given to you.

It may take time for the newcomers to learn but it can be efficient in the long run. Someday, they will also become experts in the field and they can easily help you without a problem. You need to invest in them as they can help you a lot in the future.

Lorofy
Lorofy

Hey! I'm Lorofy, I'm a politician in our Local Government Unit and a Church Leader. I'm a dedicated leader in our community and an ambassador of goodwill. I became a motivator and an advocate for men who are looking for meaning in life and on how to reach their full potential. I'm also a fitness enthusiast and consider fitness as my everyday expertise.