How many times have you found yourself in a situation where you don’t have any clue about something or the other person thinks you will not understand and says….leave it you won’t get it?? What makes you think that the person doesn’t know about it? What if that person knows about it? This is no way to answer someone. Even if the person doesn’t know, explain. Even if it is a silly topic. Even if it is something he/she should be knowing, explain. We are here to share knowledge…otherwise there is no value of the saying, ‘there is no age for learning’.
This reminds me of my experience at Cisco Systems India Pvt. Ltd. During my internship, there were several employees who reported to the person under whom I was working. These employees use to pass by the cubicle frequently and use to ask number of doubts. Some were really dumb doubts (like even I knew about them) but what was awesome is that everyone shared knowledge. Nobody was like oh so you don’t know that.
The Imitation Game had an amazing dialogue which said ‘Sometimes it is the very people no one imagines anything of, who do the things no one can imagine…’. I will change that to, Sometimes it is the very people no one imagines of knowing something but are the ones who know about that thing.