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You are in Charge!

the individual is king  autonomy  self-directed  individualismOr are you?

Be sure to read through to the last line ... or if you want ... skip the post and just read the last line ... that is the take-away idea.

One of the now established realities of post-modern life is we no longer trust authorities. Trust and confidence in the institutions of our culture and those who lead those institutions is at very low levels.

The cult of the individual is on the rise. It has been on that rise for a very long time. It just seems it is accelerating. In the loss of trust in those who lead us, we then turn to the one source we think is reliable - the SELF. I am in charge. I will decide. I choose. 

The customer is always right.
The individual is king.

A Memo to the Uninformed

A memo went out some years ago from the Powers That Be. The memo said three things.

FIRST
Exponential
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That is now the way of life. Information, options, choices, problems, blogs, tweets, facebook friends, everything - exponential growth is the way it is and the way it will be.

SECOND
Fatigue and overload.
That is now the way of life. There is just TOO MUCH OF EVERYTHING. The psychological, mental, emotional, affective demands of modern (and post-modern) life are simply overwhelming (see Robert Kegan, In Over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life) on this. But most of us don't need to. We already know it because we already feel it.

The Glut of Social Media


. . . Help I am Drowning

Did you ever play the game Trivial Pursuit? You probably already know where I am going with this. The idea of Information Overload is one of the facts of life today.

Social Media is intensifying the Information Overload of Trivial Pursuits 

 

Biting the Social Media Hand That Feeds Me

You've heard the line, "Don't bite the hand that feeds you."

Well, I am going to bite the very hand that delivers my ideas to you. Or better . . . I am going to let a few other thoughtful authors "bite the hand of Social Media."

Quentin Shultze talking about the massive amount of information now available to us says it is little more than: "endless volleys of nonsense, folly, and rumor masquerading as knowledge, wisdom and even truth." 

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