I am an Island

We share a different story in every direction that we face: we make parts of our journey alone. On our island, we can tend to the land, we can build a house. We can shape the landscape, and look out across the sea. Past the breakers and the reef, we see the other islands: we voyage out, making connections, trading, sharing ideas. We come together to celebrate and reminisce, then return to our island. I am an island, but i am not alone.

My writing this week has explored ways that we understand the world, something i first explored in a book a few years ago about ‘learning, knowledge, and meaning’. Revisiting this area reminded me of how our worldview, our perceptions, our beliefs, are so essentially islands: we can visit, we can see others, but ultimately, our understanding of the world sits as one.

About julianstodd

Author and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the Social Age. I’ve written ten books, and over 2,000 articles, and still learning...
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