Having knowledge you spend hours, months and sometimes years learning, is what I would consider almost as valuable as gold 🙂 Now in the same concept with money, you shouldn’t be stingy, a generous person will gain more from giving and sharing than someone who hoarders what they’ve gained. However, there is a delicate balance in separating what’s smart and what isn’t all that smart to share, and most importantly who you share it with.
Some knowledge isn’t meant for sharing, but to be kept for yourself. The knowledge you accumulate in relationships, financial strategies, business goals, and personal empowering experience, etc. are best kept to yourself. There are exceptions in some situations, but for the most part in my experience, it is best left unsaid.
Be aware of who you are sharing your ideas with, especially if you don’t yet know the person fully. When dealing and talking about sensitive matters, or things that are important to you, the first step in knowing who you’re dealing with is to studying the individual. Everyone is different in many ways, pay attention if information is being passed evenly. Is the person only after in for their gain? Do they reveal powerful knowledge of their own as well? Are you talking more than listening? Some people will only want to learn but never reveal secrets or great experience of their own in an attempt to maintain some level of power over others. When dealing with this type of people, be aware and choose carefully what you share with them.