Sharing versus lurking

Are you actively sharing or passively lurking?

I encourage people to find themselves in the former group because sharing is a great thing. It doesn’t matter what you share as long as it is your authentic content. A blog, a tweet, a speech, or a photo. Anything that you created. It doesn’t have to be the coolest thing. It just has to be something that piqued your interest in whatever way. Something that is dear to your heart.

I value sharing because I appreciate the fact that someone tried to come up with something regardless of the fear of being judged. It takes lot of courage and thick skin to put oneself out there.

By standing up voluntarily, you are contributing something to this world. Most of your contributions, like mine, will in fact be trivial and might not matter much to others. But that is not the point. By opening up, you are showing the world how you think, how you do things and what matters the most to you. It might not be the world’s best way of doing things. It is still invaluable for fellow open minded people like me who are always willing to learn and find different (not necessarily better) ways to do things. And to people who understand different points of view, not just theirs.

So please stand up and share anything that you think is worthwhile. As Theodore Roosevelt said, be anyone but those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

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