Bill Nye said, “Everyone you will ever meet knows something that you don’t.”
Stay interested and curious about what others are saying or doing so you have the opportunity to learn something new every day.Ask open ended questions because closed questions will only get you an answer that you already thought of.When you ask open questions the other person will carry the conversation into new, maybe unexpected directions.That can be so much more fun.Then you have the unequaled opportunity to learn and share what you learned with someone else.Pass it on.
Helping Others Learn
The well known old Chinese proverb says, If you give a person a fish, he eats for a day, if you teach him to fish, you feed him for life.
Teaching a concept to others is like that. They learn and can apply the concept. But teach someone how to learn, how to increase their knowledge, and you have given them a gift for life.
Teach someone how to read or listen effectively, so they remember what they read or heard, is like teaching them to fish.
Most people hardly listen. They can’t remember someone’s name nor what they said. When you learn to listen for content and context, for the meaning, then you will remember and those who feel listened to will remember you for that appreciation you showed.