It now takes about a day for a decade’s worth of information to happen.
This is why we should structure our messages more like Stonehenge and less like Beanie Babies.
Let me explain. In the middle ages, you could live your entire life and not experience one single major paradigm shift. Inventions, information, ideas, and knowledge circulated very slowly. In the twelfth century, the world in which you died was the same world you were born into. There were no major movements, protests, or uprisings. No great inventions. The superstitions of your great, great, great, great grandparents were your superstitions as well.
Today, this is not the case at all. The world you were born into will not even closely resemble the world when you expire.
People are experiencing increased information bombardment. There’s just so much going on. We’re learning so much very rapidly.
Think about this before your next post on social media, text, e-mail, or wireless communication.
Beanie Babies are plentiful, cliche’d, uninspired, brief, and essentially worthless.
Stonehenge is rare, strong, unique, mysterious, eternal, and theoretically priceless.
In the future, when the stream of information becomes a sea to drown in, remember that ancient Druid ruins stand the test of time. They are different. There is nothing else quite like them. People come from all over the world to marvel. While Beanie Babies sit in the back of your grandmother’s closet collecting dust.
If the next piece of information you give to the world was your last, how would you be remembered? Like a mystical oracle plugged into the universe? Or cheap and dull and shabby?