We’ve just come out of the mass production age. For a couple of centuries, we’ve been sold the idea of mass. Of normal.
Not surprisingly it spilled over from factories into every part of our lives.
We were told to produce lots of “a thing”, then aggressively sell it, rather than make what people want.
Told to set strict parameters around tasks, jobs, and even careers – you can do this (tick), arrive at 8, leave at 5, with money docked for being a minute late.
We were seen as imperfect cogs in a machine. To be thrown out and replaced if we didn’t fit.
See the mindset. See where it came from?
Now we’re in a different world.
One where things are made up, like ourselves, of lots of little building blocks which can be rearranged.
One where things scale, just as humans grow.
One where sharing and connecting is encouraged – no more “eyes front, listen to the teacher”.
We’re beginning to learn how to be people again. Lose the hierarchy, the regime, the rules.
But many of us are stuck. We fitted that square hole. We knew where we stood.
We could fit in and outcompete the people with different ideas.
Now the playing field has been tilted, the original thinkers will win.
The people people, not the machine people.
Bring it on.