Agreeing to Disagree

Ever since a professional mentor asked me this question a few years ago, I have asked it to almost everyone I’ve met; to old friends and new.

What is something that you think is true that most people disagree with you about?

I did not have an answer to this immediately. In fact, it took me a few months to come to terms with an answer.

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals. — Oscar Wilde

This quote resonates with what I’ve been experiencing as a young professional — self-awareness and intellectual freedom are seldom appreciated.

Now more than ever, with an economy driven on automation and immediacy, we’re drawn further away from true individualism and aspects of long-term ownership.

We see the traffic when we’re on the road. Not other people.

It’s inspiring to know that this provides an opportunity to use technology to reignite the human race’s individualistic perception of reality, not abstract it.