Tuesday, 3 April 2012 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Knowledge or Social Interaction- You Prefer?

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       There was a time in life when I thought "Knowledge attracts people". I had the assumption that if a person has knowledge of almost every field and every thing of this world, people may love talking to him/her. Actually, in my childhood, I had the fascination of meeting people who had great knowledge about every thing. Whenever some Uncle/aunt used to take name of some books and asked me to read them, I used to become their fan for next few months. :-) I used to think that they are the most knowledgeable uncle/aunt in the society who knows about books and its quality. Whenever any bhaiyya of my colony used to talk about some current affairs or any thing related to encyclopedia, I used to become his fan. In short, knowledgeable people turned me on. 

           Later, as I started growing up, I noticed some facts which made me curious to research more on them. One of them was: The people who had more knowledge were more arrogant and less social. I started observing that any person who was considered to have good knowledge of things had an attitude of being superior and never conversed in respect with any one. I had several personal experiences with the friends I had who had better knowledge than anyone else in our age group. This made me reserved. I was quite open to everybody before that. But after noticing that these people had a habit of arguing till any extent to prove their point above ours, I started cutting myself off from them. Some of them understood that this guy is isolating from me but still I made it sure that I will have to keep myself away from such debate-loving, argumentative and arrogant morons. And in the end, I only had those friends who had less knowledge of things but more knowledge of how to interact with human beings.

          And now, when I feel that I am quite matured to understand things- Good or Bad, I still keep distance from the people who are proud of themselves and their so-called achievements in life. But, I keep a very good quotient with the one who have best social interaction. In life, keeping knowledge and knowing about World's whereabouts is a very good thing to do (even I try doing this), but you should not become aggressive once you find that you are the most knowledgeable chap in your friend circle. You should respect others too for what they are. You are good in keeping yourself updated with knowledge and world's current status, but some of them would be better updated than you in some other field. It's not necessary that everyone talks about something if they have knowledge about it. Some like to stay shut to showcase themselves as normal stuff than an extraordinary explosion. I don't feel that a person should call himself a good and successful personality if he does not have the skill to interact socially with people. The person who knows how to share someone's pain, trouble, obstacle and give an effective solution is more effective for me than the one who knows the name of India's Union Minister, America's largest river and Pacific Ocean's depth. 

           This is what I feel. What do you feel- The person with great knowledge is effective or the one who knows how to interact socially is? 

  Do answer.

   Thanks.


   ABHILASH RUHELA - VEERU

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Anonymous said...

same thing used happn wid me too...i was one of the person who was more acive in social circle having more general knowledge than an other in my grp but my frnds start making fun of me they always try to find mistakes in me...
I know that i m more matured than them coz i knw the things better than they knw!
every one thinks i m more matured than guys of my age...... my frnds used to call me....log kisiko appreciae kabhi bhi nahi karate they just pull their legs like crabs!
-------soham

Anonymous said...

good one :)

Anonymous said...

Nice Subject...I have been through....
nyways that varies from person to person...

Keep ON..
Raja...

hens night said...

It appears to me that conflict can present itself in very subtle ways, such as aggressive eye contact or posture on the one hand, and more direct or indirect forms of aggression on the other, such as domination, exclusivity, humiliation, or insults.

Anamika said...

good concept !! seriously it is something to think upon...well i've been thinking on dis fom a very long time...school college n nw after pgdba..der have been many instances bt still in my thought processes i'm trying to find out n understand ???

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Soham, but I am talking little different about what u have spoken about. I am saying that we should focus on the aspects of how to talk and be with people than to gain knowledge.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks Anonymous.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Yes Raja, u r right.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Whats this, hens night?

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Hmm.. Anamika, understand understand !!! :-)

Anonymous said...

abhilash,
i m not totally agree with u......har ek well knowledged bande me attitude nahi hota tum jo bol rahe ho usaka matalab ye hota hai k jisako achha knowledge ho woh bande se jyada preferrence socialy interact karane wale person ko dena chahiye....jo bande ko achha khasa knowledge hota hai wo achhe se society me ghul mil jata hai...
personal opinion..
Soham

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

I won't say anything in retaliation, bro. Thanks for the comment.

Sagar Guhe said...

Well this is not at all true.. You said the more knowledgible person is arrogant.. Then this thing you must apply on yourself also...
actually the person who acts that he has knowledge, telling you more from less he have by applying some spices to it.. You then think he has more knowledge..but at that time he got successful to hide his knowledge and made new fool fan of his.. Now whenever you will be on his door he will behave in that kind.. Thats what i think..

Unknown said...

hey i think in today's time a person who knows how to interact socially , is more effective. coz he might be able to connect well. if you have knowledge and if u can't express it to someone then its of no use. ya, it will be good for you to have knowledge but in order to spread it you have to be good at interacting. btw , i read your blog for the first time and it's good yar. I too hope that i start blogging. The main reason behind it is to remove my frustration :P . vl see forward to it. :-)

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Sagar, I am not at all knowledgeable. :-)

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Can I know your name?? Yes, the one who have read my blog for the first time??

Aarthi Baskaran said...

good!! well written.. but i would like say that person with more knowledge develop attitude in them rather than they are arrogant. but to some extent they exploit others also.. i have been through the same.:)

sim cards uk said...

I don't participate in conflict. One-sided conflicts blow over pretty quickly unless there is real malice - in which case the other person kind of just self-destructs. Under certain circumstances I will play along to keep someone from destroying themselves.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

:-)

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