Seth Goding wrote something special today in his daily blog post about people who stand above others, the sophisticates.
Tue, 6 Aug 2013 04:23:20
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.