Post-industrial thinking

If we stick to the letter of the law, we don’t have to think. Because there’s risk involved in thinking. There’s nowhere to hide if it goes wrong. But real creativity often comes with risk. So don’t just blindly follow the words themselves. Take a risk. Think.*
(Dave Trott)

[The second industrial revolution] is characterised by the fact not only that living energy has been replaced by mechanical energy, but that human thought is replaced by the thinking of machines.**
(Erich Fromm)

All of us live within systems: multiple systems – systems within systems – and each comes with a script to follow … or not.

The systems become more complex, the scripts more confining.

You don’t have to follow a script, though, you can always interpret it.

Scripts are often finite whilst interpretations are infinite.

Interpretation requires that we think differently, beyond the boundaries of systems, into the adjacent possibilities.

This comes with risk.

There’ll be misunderstandings and criticisms, there’ll be failures and pain, but if we value and trust the small steps rather than the mighty leap we’ll make progress:

We all want big changes, but the best way to achieve this is to start small.  Give love, Take Pride. ^

*From Dave Trott’s One + One = Three;
**From Erich Fromm’s The Revolution of Hope;
^From gapingvoid’s blog: Celebrate small wins.

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