Ever thought what it would be like if you just disappeared?
Not ‘if you died’, but just if you weren’t around – if you went away without telling anyone, just vanishing into anonymity of another place, like an ant switching anthills.
Would anyone notice? For those who did, how long would that take?
Would they miss their friend, colleague/neighbour, or would it be like that experience – driving down some familiar street – place we’ve often been, we know a building has been demolished. Now it’s just another vacant lot, blank canvas where something new will rise, but we can’t remember the building that’s been taken down. We should know. We’ve walked or driven by hundreds of times. Now it’s gone. Where did it go, what was it like and why can’t we remember? Are people like that? Not all people, but some people.
Which kind are we?
Which ones do we miss, which ones do we not know to miss – we ignored them, always, and never knocked on their door, never got acquainted with them or cared who/what was inside …
What’s my point? Glad you asked …
If we aren’t obscure (most of us), aren’t forgotten (we aren’t) or aren’t particularly relevant to others (we all are, more than we think), then what can we do about it?
To do more?
Be more relevant?
Be more valued?
Exactly – how do we do that?
It starts with the person we drag (or bounce) out of bed every morning – starts at home, inside our own skin – do more for self, be more relevant to self, be more valued by self – that’s how we do it!
Hi Mark. Great blog. No need to ramp your volume!!! Your unique, succinct and thought provoking writing keeps "your" tribe reading, thinking, and sometimes taking action. Thx Mark. One of your tribe, BR, Calgary, AB
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