“We’re here to share, not to be reluctant misers who take their ideas to the grave, failing to serve their part.”
It’s disheartening to see how reluctant people are about sharing what they know. Not only reluctant but unwilling and extremely insecure.
Although I don’t wish to generalize, I’ve seen people hide their ideas, avoid helping others, and behave like they’ve discovered the blueprint for a teleporting machine when they’re expected to share simple stuff.
Honestly, I hope we grow up.
Courage first, trivialities second
People are plagued with some petty thoughts which prevent them from contributing anything meaningful to the lives of those around them.
Here are some, for example:
- Who will get the credit for work?
- Why should I help for free?
- What if somebody steals my thoughts?
- What if the others get ahead of me?
Let me burst some bubbles here.
The thing is, most people have minds. And they also know how to use them. So nothing about what we know is earth-shattering.
Most of the time, people are only hiding information that can be Googled while falsely convincing themselves they know something important.
When they have creative ideas, they’re nothing but a bunch of colourful thoughts. But people are dumb enough to think their idea can turn them into next Picasso or Shakespeare.
Maybe they can.
But most of us aren’t Picasso or Shakespeare. So the only best thing we can do is to learn from each other and pass on anything we find useful.
It’s time we learn this
There’s no time for playing it small. We’re grown-ups and meant to do bigger things.
We don’t become creative by not sharing the notebook scribbles or deviously hiding tools. Many people perish having their ideas stuck their chest.
I don’t want to be one of them
I don’t want to be the insecure guy who competes with others in his head. I don’t want to hide ideas when I can use them to empower. I’d rather share the handful I’ve got than die with clenched fists.
I hope to empty myself and be used up. If we don’t share our gifts, then what are we here for?
Sure, we can earn huge cash and thump our chests for achieving some big stuff that inflates our egos – but at the end of the day, if we don’t share what we’re capable of, we’re nothing but losers.
Let’s not be losers.