Seth Goding wrote something special today in his daily blog post about people who stand above others, the sophisticates.
The sophisticate is on one side of the chasm, and the hack, the amateur, the self-defeating noob is on the other. – Seth Godin
I accidentally said the other day, "That is not a very aristocratic way of doing things."
It is my dream that humans rise above their normal motivations, take one introspective moment, and rewrite the book. I enjoy observing human nature, but I cannot be bothered to agree that everything about humanity is OK. I do not like being part of it. Humans are not my favorite creatures, a rather brutish bunch and difficult to avoid. Yet we must love being human; there is no better option.
The amateur, self-defeating, hack noobs are eating the planet for lunch. It is their age; their time has arrived. They are empowered by Facebook, Twitter and the power of political correctness.
Now, go read what Seth Godin says in a more loving way – not my way, but his way. He is a much better writer, but he often lacks the terse bite to make people think, to change their world. He is nice to read but does not require you change.