I.T.T. – In the transition – a different set of rules apply. As I listen to Shane’s podcast, he is recommending regular exercise to a distraught friend. He is himself realizing that exercise can be a great mood regulator. And it reminds me of something I learned a long time ago: we teach what we want to learn.
In the last century, this left one vulnerable – as it is easy to spot people who don’t walk their talk. But in the 3rd milllennium, there is this equalizing effect of mass distribution of information.
We are unplugging from hierarchical power structures which really tend to feed certain groups of people at the expense of other. That very imbalance of power, makes some people thrive of course. The doctors and lawyers and experts that used to have exclusive access to information, could command high fees and better tables at fine restaurants, and a nice feeling of smugness at night knowing they are “needed.”
ITT, it’s more like we are all teachers and we are all students. There is too much information for any one or any few to “know it all” anymore. This is a good thing i think.
It’s another way to understand and appreciate the power of blogging, as everyday regular folks are just deciding to share the pieces they know. It stimulates dialog, interaction, and connections based on genuine shared interests, as compared to the “blood” of family or the geographical coincidence of being in the same job together or living on the same street.