For years people have been touting the idea of six degrees of separation. In an ironic twist, the concept actually demonstrates how close we are to every other person on the planet.
Since that is true, why do we use the word “separation”? Don’t we spend enough time creating imaginary differences? This line of thinking divides us. Based on what is going on in todays world, it seems to me that it would behoove us to focus on coming together (someone should really sing a song about that).
In the spirit of “being the change you want to see in the world” (thank you Gandhi for that most powerful and relevant thought) I propose we begin to use the phrase “six degrees of connectedness” to replace the current misguiding statement.
In addition to polishing up the ole phrase, i suggest that we take a look at the six most important things to which we can be connected. My thought is that the six should look a little like this:
I will be initiating conversations on how we are connected to each of those in the coming weeks.
To what are you most connected?