about our personal humanity.
Every day I get up and turn on the coffee. Turn I on the computer. Shortly thereafter, an IM pops up with someone who wants to turn on a conversation. Some days have begun before I have a chance to sit back and find out who it was is that left my bedroom.
Yesterday, Terry wrote his thoughts about how we interact with our digital world. He asked that we
Do a little math in [our] head every now and then. Do it all for the sake of humanity.
I was writing my comment on Terry’s post when a call interrupted my thoughts. Ironically it was Terry on the phone. He only had a few minutes so our talk wasn’t long. I didn’t tell him that I’d read what he wrote. After that my day overcame any thinking I might have spent on what he said.
This morning Jon made a beautiful observation about how
everything but the kitchen sink is running through [our heads.]
He explained that being overwhelmed might be something we can all find our way through because . . .
In a world of time and space and technology, hold tight to your humanity. It may feel fragile and weak, but it’s there where we refuel. It’s there where we get our strength.
Technology and illusions may lead us to images of super human accomplishments, but every human can only do what is humanly possible.
Stand in a huge quiet space that no humans have touched and think about that again. Say it aloud.
Every human can only do what is humanly possible.
What’s humanly possible is already incredible.
Go be incredible. Incredibly human is enough.