‘We’ is the New ‘Me’
Two things about me: 1. I am a trend hunter. I heart new stuff! That includes everything from new teaching methods, to fashion, to business, and to a lot of other stops along the way. 2. The older (and perhaps wiser, although I doubt it at times) I get, the more I am fully realizing that we are all one. It is very Jungian, very Bohmian, but don’t worry, I’m not going to go into philosophy nor quantum physics this evening, my brain is too far gone for either of those topics.
Maybe I’ll just pull out a little Occam’s Razor to explain: sometimes, the simplest explanation is best. I think the concept of “We” really is the new “Me”. When we help others get to where they are going or want to go, we in turn are helping ourselves. We are really all in this together.
I had an utterly fascinating conversation with Dr. Irwin Braverman today about how art can be used to teach students how to jump start their observational skills. (He’s a rock star in medicine at Yale – you can Google him if you want to know more.) The LAST thing he probably had time for was to talk to a mere student/assistant professor today, but he DID take the time and we had a wonderful chat. He probably is also way ahead of me in this concept as well, in that he took the time (the only resource that is finite) to talk to someone who was interested in his work, and that is AWESOME! He clearly gets the ‘we’ is the new me concept. I only hope that I may return the favor soon–either to him, or to someone else, in order to pass it on.
And I suppose I could have written “We” ARE the new me, but it just doesn’t sound as snappy.