what i’m learning
i‘ve shared (semi-contained) learnings as people ask, like here (bif), and here (four years and now), and especially here (last 5 years). learnings are seen in findings and what matters and a be you book, a be us book, a people experiment (a lab book), in attempts/experimentation to document everything,…. and i leave trails everywhere, even when people don’t ask.
i’m working on what i’ve seen.
slideshare has become a regular canvas for all kinds of thinking/learning.
a lovely journalist recently asked for three things i’ve learned over the last 5 years.. this is what i wrote then:
things i’ve learned..
and this is a remix of that:
1. about me
i’m easily drawn to a person, a group, a means/art/story, but my – am i doing what matters – at least for now – revolves around making life equitable. [everyone getting a go – by scaling the individual]
what that means, learning that equity matters most to me, is that i can no longer be that ant…happy to be eating spinach. and that by not sticking to the ant, and not sticking to the spinach, i’m actually sticking to me – my offering.
i’m learning to notice/protect that.. to keep on zooming out to a narrative for global equity.
2. about change
what that means, perhaps the more ridiculous thing is to keep on working within those assumptions. so i’m dying to try a new (perhaps not so ridiculous) experiment/space/mindset – in the city, as the day – no assumptions.
3. about humanity
that there is never nothing going on – which means we pay great heed to the danger of just one story. usually, what you end up calling others out on – is what you are struggling with yourself. so rather than play defense/ego/judge/et al, perhaps we use life as a mirror.
we seem to be obsessed with proving ourselves. but it seems we can’t. ever. so perhaps, the best credentials, are more about being:
quiet enough to hear it – having no agenda when you’re in a space
honest/vulnerable enough for fittingness/eudaimonia – be you with nothing to prove
here i am talking about all this with Dave (who makes it easy to talk about, being a major mentor):
and i’m learning how to dance.
what i’ve seen ness