“Knowledge is like underwear. It is useful to have it, but not necessary to show it off.”
—Bill Murray, American actor
Who are the people in your world who give you instructions to build a clock when all you ask is the time?
Knowledge can definitely be useful, but too much of a good thing can go awry pretty quickly.
We all wish to be helpful, to be of service, and to contribute. Unfortunately, in our many efforts to do so by sharing what we know, we do not always consider the openness and receptivity of those we wish to enlighten.
Where would it be much wiser to share far less of what you know in either your professional or personal communities? We all know no one likes a know-it-all.