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What do you think the benefits would be in improving that knowledge?
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1Feb 18, 2012 7:19 PMit would make me more aware of other countries, regions, and more interested in global affairs
2Feb 18, 2012 4:36 PMI just love geography, for no good reason. I like the idea that I know of the physical world around me, more than what I see everyday, and I my location/orientation on this earth.
3Feb 18, 2012 2:17 PMdefinitely.
4Feb 17, 2012 7:40 PMBetter understanding of the variety of cultures in the world
5Feb 16, 2012 5:59 PMBetter sense of how the world fits together; more exploration & possibility
6Feb 16, 2012 5:55 PMHaving a more global understanding of a country's climate, topography, culture and native people.
7Feb 16, 2012 2:41 PMI like to know more purely out of curiosity. For me, it's not about improving knowledge. It's just interesting.
8Feb 16, 2012 2:33 PMThe benefit of place name geography is as a foundation for social geography.
9Feb 16, 2012 2:21 PMGreat - just overall awareness of existence and location of other ways -
10Feb 16, 2012 2:11 PMWould feel less like an idiot when looking at a globe & have more of an idea where countries are located when hearing about foreign affairs.
11Feb 16, 2012 11:27 AMThe more we understand our world, the more we see the similarities between ourselves and people that we may have initially thought were very different from us.
12Feb 16, 2012 11:26 AMa better understanding of the relativity of world events
13Feb 16, 2012 10:29 AMi think the benefit of knowign how to find places on a map is simply the benefit of knowing where things are and not looking like an ass when you are in conversation with someone from Mauritania and don't know where that is. I think a greater and more personal experience with that geography is going there or being friends with people who actually live there. Geography has little meaning to us if it just lives on a map.
14Feb 16, 2012 8:44 AMLots of benefits: knowing where I am at all times or at least the vicinity if I am ever lost and being mindful of places I've never been too but just to be aware of them esp when I read/hear about a place in international news.
15Feb 16, 2012 8:43 AMA reason to learn it
16Feb 16, 2012 7:41 AMI would be able to hold my own in conversations with out sounding like an idiot. I think it would also make me more interested in travel (which I am but I think it would actuall GET me to travel!)
17Feb 16, 2012 7:30 AMEase in conversation, increased inclination to travel
18Feb 16, 2012 7:17 AMI don't know
19Feb 16, 2012 7:04 AMbetter understanding of war strategies, natural resources, behaviors
20Feb 16, 2012 7:00 AMgood question. having a reference and context for the news i read.
21Feb 16, 2012 6:59 AMmore maps!/more place profiles/more gazetteers
22Feb 16, 2012 6:28 AMA better understanding of how physical, environmental, and cultural geographies affect every day issues.
23Feb 16, 2012 5:37 AMBe able to gain a wider perspective in my daily roles/responsibilities within my job, and breaking down mental barriers to extended international travel.
24Feb 16, 2012 5:30 AMCan't think of any
25Feb 16, 2012 5:25 AMWould apply to my conservation work quite well! Also a wider knowledge of the world in general seems to make people nicer and more open to one another rather than insular and separate.
26Feb 16, 2012 3:14 AMYou just can't know everything - knowledge is an never ending story. But once you've happened to get interested in some special question/country/area and its culture/history etc., learning more about it is a pleasure in itself.
27Feb 16, 2012 2:01 AMbetter understanding of the world's political relationships
28Feb 16, 2012 12:26 AMas a result of the globalisation, the development of other countries/regions may have consequences that concern everybody/my home country
29Feb 15, 2012 9:31 PMNot sure if it is necessary if you can always look it up.
30Feb 15, 2012 9:28 PMParty tricks and improved apocalypse contingency planning.
31Feb 15, 2012 8:31 PMI don't think I use world geography very often. Economic and Cultural Demographics feel more important in my mind.
32Feb 15, 2012 8:09 PMmore visual tools
33Feb 15, 2012 8:07 PMlarge. I could have conversations with foreigners!
34Feb 15, 2012 8:03 PMquiz
35Feb 15, 2012 7:59 PMBeing less self-centered when considering news, cultures, what's generally happening in life and in the world. Becoming more willing to take risks and explore, cross boundaries, and cross things off of a bucket list. Realizing how big the world really is... and how beautiful that realization is.
36Feb 15, 2012 7:45 PMIt's easier to understand when reading/watching news about a country, if I know where that country is located.
37Feb 15, 2012 7:43 PMI could always stand to learn something new.
38Feb 15, 2012 7:41 PMAn appreciation for the breadth of the world, and hopefully with it a sense of humility.
39Feb 15, 2012 7:38 PMKnowing more about the world.
40Feb 15, 2012 7:31 PMI think with technology, everything is becoming global and accessible. Having a better knowledge of geography is part of improving globalization.
41Feb 15, 2012 7:26 PMnot embarrassing myself in front of my friends/enemies in casual conversation. but otherwise knowing the locations/names of things in the world doesn't seem to relevant to my day to day life.
42Feb 15, 2012 7:21 PMget wide view of world
43Feb 15, 2012 7:15 PMunderstanding politics better
44Feb 15, 2012 7:15 PMOh, how I would love to go back to the geography and history books I had when I was 12-14 years old. Now that I see a real application to this knowledge in the world much clearer than I could back then, when it was all just learning to do well at a certain test. I'd love to go back to those old books, because I honestly believe that even though they're written in a somewhat simplified form, that might be the background I need to dig deeper.
45Feb 15, 2012 7:08 PMImpress people with my knowledge of the world... haha.
46Feb 15, 2012 7:05 PMbeing able to know how to discuss more topics with others and better understanding for self when reading.
47Feb 15, 2012 7:01 PMUnderstanding how people organize space is key to understanding how humans operate.
48Feb 15, 2012 6:58 PMExpanded scope of possibilites.
49Feb 15, 2012 6:56 PMzip zilch zero nada [because of my particular interests] but i can imagine others learning a lot
50Feb 15, 2012 6:49 PMunderstanding cultures more
51Feb 15, 2012 6:43 PMgreater global knowledge
52Feb 15, 2012 6:34 PMI'd be more well-rounded about both my field (music) and current events in general.