Exposure is really just being able to say “I’ve heard of that.” Exposure to ideas, exposure to available technologies, exposure to culture are all extremely important.
I think its being “exposed” that really makes a person seem mature, intelligent, and experienced. Staying exposed all the time is quite hard, so I suppose you have to be mature, intelligent and experienced to be exposed.
Some people will hide their sources of exposure. They do this so that they can maintain their lead by keeping others NOT on the same page as they are. They can then update others and in that process, they remain superior.
Isn’t exposure really experience? I don’t know.
Just a thought.