One of the reasons why I have always enjoyed Twitter quite a bit is how sometimes serendipity does its magic and it helps you bump into a URL link that will make you think quite a bit and / or WOW you in the process. It doesn’t happen too often, and probably that’s a good thing, too! (So that you don’t get overwhelmed by the whole thing), but when it does you just can’t stop thinking about the content you have just kindly been provided by those social networks you nurture and cultivate preciously through something so trivial as Twitter.
Check the latest example; a YouTube video clip that the always inspiring and insightful Harold Jarche shared a few hours ago on this tweet under the title "The Unconsidered Life", where philosopher and author A.C. Grayling comes to talk for a little bit over two minutes on some thought-provoking topics like the "unconsidered life" (That one will WOW you big time, I am sure!); how we move seamlessly from data to knowledge to, finally, understanding (Which reminded me of the blog post I put together not long ago on Nick Milton‘s distinction about Data, Information & Knowledge Management and which I think takes knowledge into the next frontier: our understanding of things around us).
Another topic that A.C. Grayling touches base on, and which I thought was rather interesting as well, was that one of Citizen of the World, which I am not going to talk much about it, to be honest, since it touches base on one of the three topics that I decided long long time ago I would never go and discuss online. I am sure that after you watch the video you will understand why. This particular piece is towards the end and you will see what I meant when this is one of those video clips that can surely WOW you to no end for a while!
If the purpose of the video was to make you think critically at things happening around you to make some sense out of it all and understand them accordingly, I think it’s been incredibly successful. At least, it’s managed to confirm something that was there before in the back of my mind, but that perhaps didn’t feel strong enough to progress further. Well, it certainly has now and after you watch the video I am sure it will have a similar effect for you. Yes, it’s that powerful and compelling…
What do you think? Has your understanding evolved somewhat now you have watched it through? I bet it has, at least, to some degree, don’t you think?
(A big thanks to Harold himself for sharing this great find with us all in Twitter and for bringing it into our attention… Excellent stuff!)
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