Ideas are nothing if not shared.
Thoughts trapped in books or frozen in cyberspace r useless
until they interact with an intelligence.
It is only at the coalface of critical thinking that concepts acquire
any sort of worth at all.
It is true that a thought in ur head will have an intrinsic value 2 u
n sadly, we so often feel that anything valued
should be kept n coveted.
But what we need 2 realise
is that a thought shared is not a thought spent -
quite the contrary in fact.
U can communicate an idea 2 another
N they will gain in knowledge -
yet this will not make u any poorer of thought,
4 u will still have it complete n unlessened within ur mind.
Not only that,
but when 2 mariners from the sea of knowledge share their bounty -
not only will each be able 2 take away the sum of both catches,
but also might they share in the new
N greater riches born of the interaction
between formerly estranged concepts.
The communication of ideas is not a zero sum game -
the proliferation of information
equates 2 an exponential profit of knowledge.