Authority?

I’ve been working on my business. More often I am working IN my business but today, I’m on it. It’s a funny thing, too, because I have more ideas than my head can contain. Then is there time to sort it all out? Perhaps I can sleep when I’m dead.

The question is, I look at my life and wonder, where am I the authority? What ideas and thoughts and knowledge can I impart to the world, that the world wants to know?

I’ve surveyed and have information. I have ideas. I have some cool things happening. Slowly. Ugh. So slowly. But, perhaps that’s the key. I start by collecting things – information, questions, requests. I move on to teaching, imparting, and growing. Is it all about wealth? No. Is it all about freedom, heck yea!

I think that’s what we all want. We are all the authority on something and perhaps part of our function in life is to impart that wisdom to others as we age. As a society and culture, Americans have not done a very good job in that arena. We tend to disregard what our older people know, what they think, how they feel. Their knowledge is golden and it is lost each and every day. Unique pieces of the world are gone. Are we doomed to have to learn it again?

I think right now it’s a capitalistic view of sharing knowledge but that will change. Over the course of hundreds of years, people will evolve and learn to share without dollar/rupee/Euro attachment.

I guess until then, we’ll all keep working “on our business.”

–TDD

3 thoughts on “Authority?

  1. Anonymous says:

    “We are all the authority on something…” Really. ALL of us? I am definitely NOT an authority on ANYTHING. I can’t get interested in anything long enough to build up enough expertise to be considered an authority. I’m way too much of a dilettante. Too much a “jack of all trades, master of none”. But it’s ok. The world needs us. We’re the worker bees of humanity.

  2. TheDarkDuchess says:

    Bullshit! Really. I think that everyone has a talent. Whatever it is, weird as it is – it doesn’t matter. Perhaps I’m being flippant about ‘authority’ but I do believe we all have something to share. We all have information that is useful to the rest of the human race. Why not share it? It’s a cop out to say you know nothing special, that you want to be a worker bee. You can be a worker and still know a great deal about a certain thing. It doesn’t mean you have to change the world. It just means that it might be nice to share.

  3. Ayla says:

    Beautiful said. I agree we all have talent and something to offer. Sharing it is the only way to truly accept that gift.

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