Inescapable network of mutuality
Social networks inescapably impact our lives. Even those Luddites yet to sign in to Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, are impacted. With events from the Arab Spring still unfolding, the global “we” are realizing what great leaders have always known.
We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds. Martin Luther King 1963 – Martin Luther King http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html
As we enter the Connected Age, of people connected to machines connected to people, or – just simply – people connected to people, Dr. Kings words in a simple letter remain strong and profound. The global “we” are truly caught in an inescapable network. Next time you write a simple email, blog, or post a comment or Youtube video – remember you have the power to affect your fellow man for good.