Opening the box

‘Adventure is for everyone. […] Everyone has a calling.  Follow your passion.’*
(Chris Guillebeau)

‘The greatest gift you can give to a person is to see who she is and to reflect that back to her, when we help people to be who they want to be,to take back some of the permission they deny themselves, we are doing our best, most meaningful work.’**
(Bernadette Jiwa)

We’re living in a new world.  Many haven’t yet noticed and are still playing by the old (often unwritten, but deeply permeating) rules – whether these are the privileged few, or the underprivileged many.

Our understanding changes the stories we live within.  We are experiencing information and knowledge necessary to altering our understanding as increasingly ubiquitous.  Technology is providing something quite revolutionary: we can find the information we need, explore it more deeply, play with it in all kinds of ways, find each other to play together, let others know what we are providing, all through the Internet.  We’re smitten by social media but beyond this lies the commons of a new world waiting to be taken out of the box.

The outsiders are coming.

‘The best way to verify if you are alive is by checking if you like variations.’^

(*From Chris Guillebeau’s The Happiness of Pursuit.)
(**From Bernadette Jiwa’s Meaningful.)
(^From Nassim Taleb’s Antifragile.)

 

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