There is a wonderful film by Karl Fisch that I first saw during a college orientation for my daughter.
I congratulate the person who had the insight to present it in this forum where the minds in the room were focused on change, potential, and opportunity. I have viewed it many times since and it never fails to spark my brain. There is an updated version that is equally stunning.
Here's the latest quote that got me thinking.
"The amount of new technical information is doubling every two years. For students starting a 4 year technical or college, this means that...half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study."
If this is true, what are the bedrocks we can reinforce for these students? If all is changing around them, what stays the same? Two things come to mind. First, our values. If we can be sure of our values and have them well articulated in our hearts and heads, wouldn't this provide a steady filter through which to observe and engage with change? Second, if we can strengthen our commitment to be learners, we have the opportunity to gracefully move with the changes, pulling what we need from the exponential increase in information to address they challenges and opportunities we will always face. Does this mean we will not be at times overwhelmed and certianly impacted by the staggering amount of information there is to deal with? My guess is no, but it may help us take one step at time with curiosity and courage.
Posted by Beth High