If you are reading this, you are one of roughly 1400 subscribers (Thank you!) or one of the many others who stops each day. I’m really hoping you will take a minute to comment. I’d appreciate it greatly.
Comment on what? Well, I’m pondering things like health care reform in the U.S., Afghanistan, BPA, the rise of the BRIC economies, global climate change, H1N1, and on a more local level, what the priorities of the Carrboro board of alderman should be. Truth is, if you were to stop me on the street, I’m not sure how coherently I would be able to talk about these and any number of other current issues.
Not that I don’t read, see, and hear a decent amount of information about all of these things. But that’s different from really developing an understanding of them. Or being able to make good decisions about them when necessary. So, I’m out to learn more what you might call working – or better yet, living – knowledge. By this I mean the sort of knowledge we need to cultivate day in and day out simply to live safe, healthy lives and be good citizens of our communities and the world
What about you? Where do you go for your information about current issues and events? What, if anything, do you do to move beyond the constant stream of data, opinions, and stories to develop a deeper understanding of what’s going on in the world around you? What’s working, what’s not?
Please comment and share your strategies. I’m hoping a good number of readers will be willing chip in and help each other out on this.