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Knowledge is important only when the knowledge is shared with others

The Concept:

Knowledge is essential and valuable for our existence. It is the basis of the sustenance of human civilization. Knowledge-sharing is also equally important which means that the right people are able to access this information or knowledge at the right time. Knowledge can be shared either as a push or a pull process – the former is about knowledge flow when it is pushed into the users and the latter when a person seeks knowledge proactively.

The Story:

In the world-famous series Harry Potter written by JK Rowling, Hermoine Granger is shown to be Miss. Witty Know it all. Before coming to Hogwarts, she had memorized all the spells from the three books. She spreads her knowledge and shares it modestly with all her friends helping them to come out of danger situations. Her knowledge has saved the day many a times in Harry Potter Series.

My 11-year-old fondly gives a thumbs up to Hermoine Granger for sharing her knowledge.

The science fiction movie Hollow Man followed the story of a scientist who had gained the knowledge of becoming invisible which was no mean feat in itself. However, he goes on a violence and killing spree once he realizes he can do all this without anyone’s knowledge. In this example, Dr. Sebastian Caine was way beyond his times possessing the knowledge to develop a serum that could make a man invisible but instead of knowledge sharing and using it positively he makes negative use of the knowledge.

The essence of knowledge is to share it with others, unlike Dr. Caine.
How can you encourage kids to gain and share their knowledge:
  1. Apart from the academic books, also inculcate the habit of reading other books. This is the best thing to make your kids as lifelong learners.
  2. The knowledge can be further strengthened through practice & experience.
  3. Getting into constructive discussions at home about any particular subject is a great way to improve their knowledge on that subject.
  4. Teach kids to disagree respectfully.
  5. And another important thing to focus upon is gaining knowledge and staying grounded. Intelligence should not lead to arrogance.

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Happy Parenting!



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Sonia Dogra April 12, 2019 at 4:07 am

In fact I also feel that encouraging group reading sessions among children is very important. It not only makes for interesting learning but as you said sharing information leads to more information.

Reply April 14, 2019 at 10:56 am

Lovely idea Sonia! Thank u for reading my posts…

anupriya April 12, 2019 at 4:11 am

I am struggling these days for my son to read beyond his school notebooks. But I know that even if it is a long journey I wont give up. Another wonderful post by you.

Reply April 14, 2019 at 10:56 am

Yes, please don’t give up… It is just a phase. I am sure when he finds a genre of his interest, he will get back to reading again.

Suhasini April 12, 2019 at 5:37 am

Group reading sessions are the best to impart knowledge other than the school books

Reply April 14, 2019 at 10:54 am

O absolutely, i agree, Book clubs in our school were such a hit. Nowadays i struggle to find Book club for my daughter as she is inclined to reading.

Noor Anand Chawla April 12, 2019 at 6:19 am

Loved your pointers. Reading should be an essential skill for everyone, and knowledge should be instilled correctly to avoid arrogance.

Reply April 14, 2019 at 10:54 am

Thanks Noor for reading..:)

Priyanka Nair April 12, 2019 at 7:03 am

Great Post! Reading changes a person a lot, since we both are book lovers, my little one tries to copy us and in this process, she has developed an interest in reading. We also try to discuss things with her so that she is able to make her own decision and choose things.

Reply April 14, 2019 at 10:52 am

So true Priyanka. And am so glad you are being so mindful and intentional in your parenting… She is blessed to have you and vice versa.

Sonia Chatterjee April 12, 2019 at 7:58 am

Reading and correlating things helps gain more knowledge than merely mugging up test books. Unfortunately we still judge a child by his ability to memorize and recall those information. Very relevant post in today’s world.

Reply April 12, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Ah yes and not to forget the marks & the grades in school that parents often run after…. You r so right

Abhijit April 12, 2019 at 10:21 am

It is said knowledge is power. Europeans dominated the world for close to five hundred years because they had certain kind of modern day knowledge that natives were not familiar with. For example knowledge of making gun and gun power in different degrees of sophistication. Knowledge of mechanical power, as industrial revolution spread through Europe and America. Though the lofty ideals say knowledge should be shared. many keep the knowledge secret ignorer to exploit commercial value of the invention that come out of the knowledge.

Reply April 12, 2019 at 3:08 pm

Thank you for reading and sharing your knowledge with me… Your comments are full of so much wisdom and always present something new…

Vartika Gakhar April 12, 2019 at 12:13 pm

Somehow my girls love books though I find it challenging to spare time for them and sit with them to read. Another lovely post by you.

Reply April 12, 2019 at 3:06 pm

O yes! This is something i struggled with too at a point…with so much to finish and no energy left at the end of the day. However a lot many times now my elder one pitches in to read to the younger chap… And that moment is to die for.. I love it so much….

vidhya thakkar April 12, 2019 at 12:55 pm

so true! loved how you explained

Reply April 12, 2019 at 3:03 pm

Thank You, Vidhya!

Shubhra Rastogi April 13, 2019 at 8:20 am

Lovely take away. Knowledge should be grounded so that it does not turn into arrogance.

Reply April 14, 2019 at 10:52 am

O absolutely, I firmly believe in that. Wisdom with arrogance is no wisdom.


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