If you know me, you know I love the term “rock star”. I throw it around a lot, because I believe each and every person has a rock star within. There is something that he or she absolutely, amazingly possesses and can totally contribute to the world to make it a far, far better place. This is what I call the rock star factor within themselves.
So, then, sometimes people joke and say that I’m a rock star. One of my friends asked me today how I describe myself. I am here to say, definitively, that I AM NOT A ROCK STAR. Instead, I deem myself a rock star anthropologist–a studier of the rock star in his or her natural environment. The Jane Goodall of rock stars! Now THAT is a title I can embrace!
I’m a couple of other things too…in thinking a little more deeply about it today–part gemologist, part zeitgeist hunter.
I think people are a lot like rocks. (While we are using the term rock star, let’s deconstruct…) Rocks are fascinating to me. When I was a little kid, I collected them…even before I collected stamps (I love those too). My favorite thing about them? They were multifaceted and rich in variety.
That’s why people are like rocks. They are deep, multifaceted, and rich in variety. So, that makes me a bit of a gemologist in my daily life too – because I like to see and unearth the facets, the variety, the sparkli-ness of each individual I meet. I dig that….LITERALLY!
As for the zeitgeist hunter, well, I LOVE that title too. I love chatting about and discovering the future. To me, where we are heading IS the zeitgeist, so heck yeah, I want to chase that sucker down! I want to know where we are heading, and then try to figure out how it all fits together. Because we really are all one big bundle of collective energy – it just was split up in fragments along the way.
In conclusion, I am NOT a rock star, but I love collecting rocks, rock stars’ stories, studying peoples’ diversity and facets, and chasing the zeitgeist.
If they come up with a one word word for all that, BRING IT!