Shared passions and the falling tree in the forrest

I read a nice post about sharing your passions. Amanda C Dykes, a teacher from America uses the old saying: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” and changes it to: “If you have a passion for something, and you do not share that passion, does it make a sound?”. A quote from her post:

So I am going back to my question earlier.  “If you have a passion for something, and you do not share that passion, does it make a sound?” I am going to tell you exactly what I told them, you must share this passion.  You MUST not keep it to yourselves.  That is insane.  How are people supposed to hear your ideas? How is your passion going to spread to others?  DO NOT KEEP IT BOTTLED UP!  No one knows how brilliant you are if you keep it in the four walls of your classroom. Just telling others your ideas and showing them you are passionate about it can make it spread.  Blog. Tweet. Write. Speak. What ever is your medium, do it.  Once your passion starts spreading, add more mediums to use to share.  Please do not discount it. Please.  I want to know. I want to learn. I cannot do that unless you share.

The more I tweet and blog, the more I see that it’s good to share, it’s great to particpate in the online educational community. I have learned so much just by following links from tweets. I enjoy tweeting just because I care about the things I put out there, and I don’t care if only three people see it. I share my ideas through this blog, but it’s also a form of reflecting. It allows me to get my ideas straight, and that makes it easier to share my passion for Web2 tools with other teachers.

http://upsidedown.edublogs.org/2010/11/18/do-you-share/