If you want to go far, help others along the way. Encourage those you meet and work with to do their best in whatever they do.
Be kind and generous. Please share what you know with others and take the time to let them teach you. We do this as children and only lose the ability as we enter the industrial classroom and become competitive.
To grow, you have to give. Share knowledge between yourself and others. Hopefully, it allows all to develop a better understanding and process.
I would love to learn anything you would like to teach me.
What would you like to know?
We all have a story to tell. It could be a series of short stories or a great epic saga. The fact is that we all have a history that we have lived and should share. You should do so.
Your stories live within you. You are the only one who knows and can tell them. If you share them with others, then everyone can laugh, cry, and learn together. If you hold them in, only you know, only you have learned, and if anyone else brings them to light, they are told in another narrative. Your stories belong to you, and you should express them.
When we share our information, our knowledge base grows exponentially. When we fail to share, learning is stunted, and everyone learns at a much lower rate of trial and error. This is easily seen in both individuals and cultural groups which close themselves off from the main-stream society.
Look at your story, those things that you have done. Granted, some are personal, private, or embarrassing. You do not have to tell too much information, share your best. People will appreciate it, and so will you.
Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again soon.
We are all somewhere in our lives. We have all had positives in our lives. We have all had negatives in our lives. And because of these experiences, we have all learned. And part of that learning is sharing your knowledge with others. We all need to share the knowledge we have with those who are coming up the ladder of life behind us.
Just as the Master Sergeant helps the new troops making sure that they learn the customs and courtesies of military service, we all have a duty to look after and advise those growing in our industry, our culture, and our society. This is important. I could talk about those ignoring history forgetting it. I could talk about the sharing of accumulated knowledge as setting a base for each generation to go farther. However you look at it, when you do, you realize this is the right thing to do.
Just as those with knowledge reach out to help our younger novices who need the assistance, it is important for those young novices to pay heed. Those learning need to pay attention and when necessary ask. Again, it is the onus of the mentors to ensure a positive interaction which makes asking easier.
When you think about climbing a ladder, I have heard it said that we are all linked together. Imagine everyone on a ladder, some a little higher and some a little lower, yet as a group, the highest person on the letter cannot move up rung until the lowliest person on that ladder can also move up a rung. So, helping the people who are new to our areas of expertise actually helps us to be able to climb higher. It is imperative that we support them and each other.
I remember once when I was about four and a half, I help my younger brother by teaching him how to crawl up the stairs to the second floor. This gave him a new skill, and he could do new things. I did what I saw as a need and helped someone learn a new skill. I was there and ready to help those who were coming up behind me.
Everyone needs help, and everyone needs to give the help that they can. Each positive act allows another, and another.
Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.