The Digital revolution is destroying the industrial one. Compliant cogs in efficient factories race to the bottom, seeking to be ever faster and ever cheaper. It’s a race we can’t win, one that deadens us and cheapens our work.
The alternative is to strip away the insulation we carry around like a suit of armor, to open ourselves to the possibility of making connections, giving gifts and creating art. I call this posture a graceful one.
It’s our birthright to be graceful. The world has just made it possible for you to take this opportunity and make something of it. I hope you will.
– from Graceful by Seth Godin