I’m so excited because I know there’s going to be a technology in the future where we will all be able to get in touch with everyone we have ever met. In fact, this is possible today if the next generation is willing to take note of everyone’s e-mail address, and update them periodically. Now imagine a future where we remember someone from our past that we want to get in touch with, and we can - it’s possible, instantaneously (Facebook, anyone?).
We create such a large network of people that we know in our life, that the whole concept of networking increases exponentially such that people are accomplishing a lot more. People are being a lot more productive, as they should, since they have a bigger “human resource” department to draw from. Society is gaining so much, because everyone trusts each other.
Isn’t that what networking is? We trust someone from our past or via an association. That’s why most of us don’t talk to strangers. We could be talking to strangers on the street and networking with them, but we lack the initial trust.
Now back to our possible future. When we start having trust with so many other people in the world, what type of community will be created? Eventually, there will be no strangers. Just people who are 4 or 5 degrees of separation away from us, rather than 1, 2, or 3.
So there are really two keys here. Firstly, live in this future and stay connected to people, if only by e-mail. It doesn’t matter how well we “hit it off” because people change. Whom we don’t like that much today, we may love tomorrow. Heck, we may even be losing a potential spouse! Staying in touch is easy and it’s worth it.
Secondly, learn to talk to strangers. This is where network marketing takes the cake. They really teach us how to do this effectively and it is so worthwhile. We teach our kids not to talk to strangers for good reason. But we somehow grow up as adults not wanting to talk to strangers either. What a waste! You know, strangers can only stay strangers for about 30 seconds.
Let's love the world together...
[)anish /|hmed, blind visionary