With an answer to just about every question you can pose a few clicks away, it’s easy to think that everything you know is obvious to everyone else. Please, don’t make that mistake — we need to you teach us.

It’s strange how once you’ve learned something new, it becomes obvious and easy to forget that only moments ago you didn’t have a clue. It’s a common mistake to think that everybody knows it and withhold what you’ve learned.

Some of the best people I know don’t even realize they’re carrying a GPS in their pocket, so they phone me instead. These aren’t stupid people, they just need a gentle reminder.

You’d be surprised at how many things we either have forgotten, repressed or simply never thought about. At times, I’m reminding smart people that they can actually Google a question they need the answer to.

So please, unless you’re thinking about reminding us the sun will rise tomorrow, share what you know, no matter how obvious you might think it is.

I write about personal growth, psychology, leadership, relationships and soft skills at The Neural Grind.

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