Let me ask you a question, are you fighting for your ignorance or enlightenment?
I know, I know you are all screaming YES! YES! YES! In reality though we are fighting for both on some level. In my day to day as a social media marketer and general technology enthusiast I often find myself on the receiving end of the blows shared out by many of you fighting for your ignorance. Ouch, don't get violent with me here. Just hear me out. Give me the chance to take you our of your ignorance this time.
Our fight for enlightenment is pretty obvious – many of us seek knowledge and we know exactly what it feels like. The fact that you are reading this blog means your are seeking enlightenment. Its the fight for ignorance that we can get very ignorant about and never even realize it.
Let me be quick to admit that I have put up some valient fights for my ignorance, I am thankful today that I have lost some of them especially in the social media arena. One such example was when I was working on my system for updating my many social networks. I created a great system for updating my beloved networks using tarpipe.com and just as I was finishing the special beta offer for the latest & greatest tool in the social sphere ping.fm. It was threatened my newly constructed update system and I immediately felt the need to protect my system and my ignorance. To make a long story short, I actually got into Ping.fm and really, really loved it. It's actually still one of the things I rely on, to update my social networks.
Having that experience has taught me a valuable lesson. We live in a world today where we are going to be consistently bombarded with new stuff. Your fight for ignorance or enlightenment is going to be continuous, and ever fuzzy. You will need to have a good strategy or system to determine which fight is necessary at the appropriate time.
I am sure most of you can relate to watching someone who violently resisted getting a cell phone now being a big fan of the technology.
The world is getting smarter with each passing day. Are you?
Are you fighting for the good ole time days and protecting outdated and broken systems?
Are you fighting to have resources dedicated to developing new systems and ideas? Are you ready to fail with new knowledge?
I charge you that as you go through this week, to develop a strategy to fight for your ignorance or enlightenment.
Corey Graham 2.0
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