Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thoughts on Elitism

"Don't let your experience turn you in to an expert". This is a healthy reminder to keep your ego in check. To keep you from rambling on being divise to the purpose of collaboration and unity.

However, if you find yourself being dished up lavish amounts of elitism, it seems there are two instinctual responses. You can join in the affirming rounds of high-fives and enter in the elite circles or you can repulsively turn your back in defiance.

The challenge of humility introduces a third option. Just because someone is being elitist does not mean they don't have something valid and important to contribute. In humility you are tasked with the responsibility to "de-elite-ify" and sift out the gold from the river bed.

Thanks Milan, for the quote and the stimulating conversation.

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