“Non nobis solum nati sumus. (Not for ourselves alone are we born.)” — Marcus Tullius Cicero
Here are a few reasons to share not shadow. Adapted from my friend Kaye Lean Ramos.
Humans coexist with one another. In a symbiotic relationship, one of the ideal relationships is Commensalism where the two individuals benefit from each other. Our gifts or talents are purposely created not just for ourselves but to help those around us.
We benefit from other people’s talents. We benefit from Jobs’ Apple creations, Edison’s light bulb, Ford’s automotive ideas or our mom’s cooking, Grandma's stories. Almost everyone around us contributes to our welfare in one way or another.
Now the interesting question is: How do other people benefit from YOUR gifts or talents?
Our gifts or talents are ours, but they are not just there for us. They are to be shared with...