The importance of being human

David McGee
Sep 10, 2015 · 3 min read
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“The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology, but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.” John Naisbitt

Pay attention…technology is destroying the life we’ve always known!


Oh no!!!

Living today takes lots of courage…

I’m wondering if I have enough.

I used to think it couldn’t get any better than this…until the next “this” happened.

Now I’m wondering if I’m ready for the next this.

Much of what I’ve always counted on can’t be counted on…any more.

When new things came out every 3–4 years I could get my arms around it. I could adjust. Adjusting doesn’t work for me anymore when new things come out every month.

I just…

I used to be able to rely mainly on me.

New thing comes out…learn new thing. Exploit new thing for 3–4 years.

Another new thing comes out…and start again.

Doesn’t work anymore…too many new things…coming too fast…and it’s speeding up.

I’m not smart enough or capable enough to handle it by myself. I don’t know how to count on anyone but myself.

Myself alone isn’t big enough or smart enough to survive and hopefully thrive in the coming years.

I need you.

I need me.

I need we.

Technology is bringing us together as it destroys the things that kept us apart. So many of us are used to living as if we’re isolated and disconnected from each other. This isn’t the truth.

The world is shrinking…our connections matter now more than ever.

The quality of these connections matter now…more than at any time in our history.

But this connection will only happen if I let it…if I let me expand into we.

Should I fight it a little longer?

Trusting others is hard for me…I don’t think I’m alone with this one.

The saying, “if it’s to be, it’s up to me” won’t work in a supersonic-chaotic-interconnected marketplace.

There are too many powerful me’s out there.

Me being smarter and always knowing the answer won’t work. Knowing the answer to what???

The pressure of being the expert…well it’s killing me and those around me trying to play this game.

There’s no way to keep up…all by yourself.

Being vulnerable and admitting I need others is hard for me.

The truth is…

The truth is…I can’t survive or thrive in today’s world alone.

The truth is…we’re all connected to each other and what happens to you affects me…and vice versa.

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The truth is…just going fast isn’t the answer…it’s not sustainable and you may find you’ve gotten to the wrong place, only really fast.

The truth is…I’m stronger when part of a team…and weaker when I’m not.

The truth is…together wins.

Am I willing to master this one?

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