small(er) world.

2016 has gotten off to a very strange - and sad - start in the world of culture and entertainment.

David Bowie, Alan Rickman… two guys whom a lot of people enjoy, dare I say admire or worship, have both passed at what I consider relatively young ages.

I can’t say I’m an aficionado when it comes to the careers of those two. What I can say, though, is that there seem to be a lot of my own friends who followed and cared about their works (at least that’s what social media tells me…).

It got me thinking: it sure makes the world seem a lot smaller when can all look at an event and feel something together. The attacks in Paris (twice in 2015), are another good example.

But I don’t think it all needs to be sad. In fact, I think there’s probably a way to be more self-aware to consider the happy things, the questions, the solutions, etc., that make the world a little bit smaller.

This is almost a natural follow-up question to my last post - what motivates people. My entire job is is about bringing people “in,” inviting them to be a part of something. But how good am I - or, rather, how focused am I - at doing that very same thing outside the walls of my work?

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