Knowledge and responsibility

2 years, 3 months ago

Is there a certain ethical responsibility linked to having knowledge? Is it wrong to have certain knowledge on a subject and not share this knowledge?

What if you are a nurse and you are taking care of an old delusional man, who is suffering from dementia, and on his death bed you are the only one present. Right before he dies he re-writes his will and begs you to give it to his family, the will is a list of insults to his family members and requests his money to be burned. Would you give this letter to the family once the man dies or would you not share this information?

What about if you are a scientist and you have earned the money you needed to earn in order to buy a lovely home in a faraway place where you will retire and no longer contribute to science, is this wrong? Should you, as a scientist, continue to work to share your knowledge for the betterment of society?

October 28, 2012 at 3:51 am

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

You learn it, you earn it.

By that I mean if you learn something you and only you have the right to disseminate that knowledge (or not) as you deem fit.

Profile photo of Curtis Matthews Curtis Matthews (@mobilewiseguy) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

I have read and believe that we have the responsibility to teach/learn learn/teach. This was in the Law of One series.

Profile photo of Ray Butler Ray Butler M (@trek79) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

A big factor is understanding, “A Jedi should know the difference between knowledge and wisdom” People make the mistake of placing truth as as such a high principle but dealing out un-nessecary pain and destruction for the sake of principle is a selfish act, one done only to aleviate your own concience, not to benefit anything else.
People have certain duties of care to others and sharing knowledge is one, but concepts are a tool for enhancing our lives and our qualities, not a substitute for them.

Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years, 3 months ago ago

You don’t have any responsibles toward other people, there are no birthrights other than being born.

Personally though, I try to teach as much as possible, and I enjoy it. No bullshit though, only the stuff that I know and which works really well. And broad strokes only, pushing too much side junk on people is no good.

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