In the workplace, we call it “transfer of knowledge.” “It” being this process of transferring knowledge from one person to another.
You’ve maybe had this opportunity of being both the person receiving knowledge or the one transferring to your fellows.
Here is one thing I’ve noticed…When a person transfers his (her) knowledge to another, he literally gives everything he knows; meaning, the part that he mastered but also what he has misunderstood.
I remember asking a colleague about a certain process, questions like “why do I have to do it this way?” as I was trying to understand the reasoning behind and possibly suggest another way to proceed.
He looked at me and answered “I don’t know, that’s how my former colleague passed it on to me.”This has always worked this way, he added…
The kind of way/process that works simply fine until someone else questions it. When somebody does, you end up realizing that what you had believed to be true for a long time, could be wrong. From one person to another, the transfer of knowledge has been a mixture of true and false information.
Ladies and gentlemen, let’s go back to our point.
Hating someone. Hating a group of people. Hating a specific race. Hating someone because your family or friend does. Hating because you heard somebody hating them. Hating because they’ve made you hate them. Should we call it a “mouth-to-mouth hate?”
Have you maybe realized that, sometimes, we fall into this trap of hating or disliking someone without even knowing why?
From one friend to another, there has just been this whole process of murmuring, pondering, transferring, exchanging, nourishing the bad mouths talking about a person. Before you realize it, someone has just poured inside of you the same bitterness that he had towards that person.
Hence, transferred, nourished, entertained the same hate and the cycle goes on and on.
Shameful, disgusting and such a waste of time!
Why do you really hate this person?
To you who is partaking into this process of hate transfer, is there any value-added?
To you who is hating someone because your family or friend does, is this a valid reason?
Could it be possible that the information was mistakenly shared?
Is there any possibility that all you’ve heard might only be lies?
Should we now settle with the fact that no second chance should be given?
What about forgiveness?
Can we break the cycle?
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King Jr.