Monday, March 12, 2012

The Culture of Gone

It shouldn’t be this easy to look this good.

But that’s the state of our society.

Thanks to online anonymity, civility is gone. And since nobody expects manners, sometimes all we have to do is act polite and courteous with people.

Thanks to reality television, talent is gone. And since nobody expects ability, sometimes all we have to do is be really good for people.

Thanks to social tagging, privacy is gone. And since nobody expects discretion, sometimes all we have to do is keep our mouths shut for people.

Thanks to infinite choice, commitment is gone. And since nobody expects persistence, sometimes all we have to do is finish what we started with people.

Thanks to entitlement, work ethic is gone. And since nobody expects effort, sometimes all we have to do is work our asses off for people.

Thanks to velocity, mindfulness is gone. And since nobody expects focus, sometimes all we have to do is be present for people.

Thanks to corporate bloating, professional humanity is gone. And since nobody expects soulful individual attention, sometimes all we have to do is personally respond people.

Thanks to digital platforms, pure communication is gone. And since nobody expects approachability, sometimes all we have to do is show up in person.

Thanks to legalities, common sense is gone. And since nobody expects radical honesty, sometimes all we have to do is be candid with people.

Thanks to belief, rational thinking is gone. And since nobody expects critical thinking, sometimes all we have to do is pose questions to people.

Thanks to search engines, wondering is gone. And since nobody expects answers, sometimes all we have to do is be vessels of knowledge for people.

That’s how we convert rare into remarkable. By figuring out the behaviors, acts, interactions and moments that are things of the past, and then position ourselves as the only ones who actually deliver that.

People will notice.

Because the stuff nobody does is the stuff everybody loves.

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