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To Share or Not to Share
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25 / M / Vault 15, New Cal...
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Posted 8/11/08 , edited 8/11/08
Okay, so it was this afternoon before I typed this forum topic when I found a friend doing some editting in Photoshop. I suggested something I got from the Internet, a tip on the adjustment of brightness and contrast in order to eliminate grains.

Now another friend of mine I walked with to the jeepney stop had a "mild" argument with me concerning that tip. He kept on insisting that I do not share such things and keep them to myself at most times, teaching them only to those I really trust. His reason? That person I've taught might even surpass my skills. I should be a bit selfish he says, keep that thing I have learned or developed as my edge, and give it not away to somebody.

The hell I care. A lot of people are already far above me. I'd share anything I know to anyone no matter what, as long as that thing is worth sharing, and as long as that person is worth sharing with (waaah redundancy!). Anyway, I believe sharing ideas would rather help two people improve.

Now as the topic description suggests,(please forgive me for this GD cliche): Will you also share something you've learned or merely keep it to yourself? Please state your reason.
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Posted 8/11/08
I'm ready to share tips like that. Your second friend made a really stupid argument, because sharing advice and information ultimately benefits you and the rest of society if the advice is properly utilized.
Posted 8/11/08
lol.. your friend is really stupid, sharing advices can really help you later on, and of course sharing is important!! sharing is caring =D
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Posted 8/11/08
your friend is full of pride.
you were just giving simple advice..
advice helps us all...
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Posted 8/12/08
I don't even care if my friend is much more excellent in some things I wish I excel for.
Sharing has it's benefits and same with being Selfish too.
If you're a selfish bastard, then be my guest. There's nothing wrong to it. You're only stating to what you believe in.
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Posted 8/12/08 , edited 8/12/08
That sounds really dumb. Like, how ninja masters always keep the best trick for themselves so that their students won't ever surpass them. He's just being overly full of himself. Like you said, there are always going to people better than you. Not only would it be cruel to not help out someone with the aims of making sure you stay better than them, but it's overly paranoid.
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Posted 8/13/08 , edited 8/13/08
Wow.. way for your friend to be arrogant... Being selfish has it's positives i learned that the hard way..
But being generous has its benefits also. Gaining a skill is great or striving for a skill is another story...
I wish I was like my friend, all pampered up and pretty maybe she's even smart (she actually is)
but she tries in school.. and i don't so i dont do as good. I taught that friend the only thing she dosent
know but I do. I taught her how to play guitar and guess what? How she excelled made me proud of myself,
cause i saw it through her eyes not just mine.

Now she has my skill and a bunch of ither thing im jelous of.But now I'm not as jealous cause I might have something that she dosent have... she said she was jealous of me.I was suprised... It turns out she always wants to feel better than someone. I think everyone likes being better at things that people do isnt that human pyhcology? but well I learnt stuff about me that she dosent have
andthis made my life easier. Being selfish DOES have its benefits!! BUT generosity is even greater because
you help a friend and u recive something more powerful and self happiness... But thats just Me
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Posted 8/13/08 , edited 8/13/08
I am too bored to type a speech so long story short....... ^ what they said
Posted 8/13/08
I'd share everything I know if the person is willing to listen...if not, then I'd keep it to myself...I'll just be wasting words....
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27 / F / On Top Of My Bed
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Posted 8/13/08
sharing is caring ..

giving is better than receiving ..

but it depend to who it is
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Posted 8/14/08
I admit I am a selfish person (I'm working on it... >.<)
but I still give advice and help whenever I can. That friend of yours seems very unsure of his own abilities...
Let me just say something...



Tips and tricks do not make a person, talent does!
Tips and tricks can be downloaded in magazines and the Internet... But Talent is yours alone!
And Guts! Talent and Guts make for a pure Win!
Go forth and RAWK the Photoshop world!

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Posted 8/15/08

crystalAmethyst wrote:

I'd share everything I know if the person is willing to listen...if not, then I'd keep it to myself...I'll just be wasting words....


...and time.
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IMHO, i dont really think talent makes a person successful in whatever they're doing.. i mean... somehow it feels like people without talent are not gonna excel. maybe its just something personal.. :/

anyway, this is really dumb! if you're talking about something else i've got nothing much to say. but seriously photoshop tips?????????? HEH?
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Posted 8/15/08
I would share it, unless I'm in a contest or something
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26 / F / Middle of Nowhere
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Posted 8/15/08
Pfft. Your friend is funny .___.
Over such small things like this and he doesn't want to share it?
Its like...something people learn over time anyways =___=
Its not like he's the best in this world. I'm sure of it >___>

Anyways if its something big and juicy, I would want to keep it for myself.
But usually something as small as that, I wouldn't care =__=
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