You can find all sorts of material about future shock, changing technology and complaints about falling behind, further and further everyday.
Lets add a few thoughts to this topic.
- Most of the material is fear based: i.e. the idea a person cannot keep up with the changes in society, and hence the feeling of getting left behind.
I teach, this is bullshit.
Why? Because this is fear based thinking. If you fear something you will make it happen. This is a very easy fear to manifest, once you give this fear power it quickly becomes very easy to isolate oneself, just because of the feeling of being left behind as the technologies changes.
A person is not defined by society (or its tech)! Society (and how tech gets used) is defined by us,
If you live truly as yourself, you will always fit in, since you will always be yourself… The trap is trying to chase after other people’s ideas on how to use technology. This is where many people trip and tumble into the dust trying to following others.
But here is the deeper issue
(to seemingly initially contradict myself, be patient)
- The speed of change is actually increasing, in fact we are entering a time of seemingly exponential change… Here are two videos to chew upon on what this means “did you know” and the video called Trillons.
Ironically “the did you know” video is already outdated, due the very speed of change it speaks of…
The point is this
NO ONE CAN KEEP UP
IN A CULTURE BASED ON EXPONENTIAL CHANGE!
Sit down and ponder this: seriously no one, not even our children, are keeping up with the speed of change seen in society here and now! Society and information exchange is evolving massively in parallel with countless modes of development happening at once.
This fact leads to two very very important conclusions.
When a culture shifts so fast that no one can keep up, Everyone becomes equal in potential.
Think about this for a moment, opportunities have been leveled in a way never before seen in written human history. This isn’t a time when there is less opportunity, less chance to make the most of what is happening: Its the exact opposite, it’s a time when anyone can flip everything around. However, if you fear being left behind, if you are always chasing your tail and chasing other people’s tails, who are all just chasing change which cannot be caught… then you will never catch up and always be in the dust (and very dizzy)!
In other words, don’t chase right now. Instead embrace potential and new ideas will come forth to explore to make reality.
In fact in this we see many people “tuning” out… Where many people chase other people’s dreams and those are the individuals mainly stuck watching pre-made entertainment built with the wondrous exponential tech changes… but this also means their potential flies by for others to capture and define…
If no one is able to keep up with change: then the people with most power are those that truly define themselves and their own life in their own terms.
The individuals who lead the trends, are the individuals who live their life: on their own terms.
The opportunity now exists for everyone to use information and connection present to truly live as themselves here and now.
The next time you feel outdated, wake up to discover… not only is everyone else outdated, but you have the chance to go beyond that and live fully instead.
The only way not to be outdated is to truly live Now!