Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I believe that we are here for one thing and one thing only...to connect. I think the more that we can connect on a visceral, atomic level-the more we’ve fulfilled that mission. I don’t merely mean connecting with our family and our small circle of friends, that’s easy. I mean creating connection with absolute strangers. I mean finding common ground with those we consider our enemies. The more we focus on our similarities and the less we focus on the fraction of a percentage of things that make us different, the better. We all want the same things.
We want to feel loved.
We want to feel wanted.
We want to feel connected.
I believe that the power of the internet is that we can be connected in ways never before imagined. I’m not sure that anyone has fully tapped into the power of that yet. I think we’re so stuck in old models, it’s impossible to see just what this Brave New World offers us. We want to do what we’ve always done, but the context has changed and we’re not getting what we always got. We’re going to have to shift our perception of reality entirely to fully grasp it.
I’m talking quantum shifts...not a mere jump to the left and then a step to the right.
It’s all about connecting, because it’s a web. Every fiber is connected to another and another and if you follow it long enough it will connect back to you. If we play our cards right...anything is possible.
I think I've unraveled this thread and it's blowing my mind. And so, gentle reader, I reach out to you through the ethers of the vast interwebs and I offer you my hand. We are, at least for this moment, connected. Pass it on...and on...and on...