I can go so many different ways with this. Fine, you may not know me personally and you agree or don’t, but are you open minded to what I have to say?
I’m not talking about the gap that there is becasue we connect in the online world where you read this, think, and wonder why I think the way I do and then then realize something I may or may not. That physical and mental gap is inevitable.
I’m talking about the gap between the masses who veiw the world a certain way, and those who question and make something else of it.
We hear people say that you are only as strong as your weakest link. Well this is true because lets say we are running a team marathon together and you are a viper who can go a million miles per hour and I am like a snail who is taking its time to figure it out carefully. Where in the race can we finish? As the viper, you could be selfish or help close that gap because that will get you further than if you leave the snail behinid. As the snail, I better be so hungry to be as fast as you that I will push myself to become better and better.
You could always leave the snail and run a team marathon with other vipers, but there will always be one who is slower and one who is faster. As the snail, I can run with other snails and figure out what strengths you have going for you that the vipers don’t, like the turtle and hare story. How did I end up writing about vipers and turtles? I could have used
pigeons and alligators, or tarsiers and opaki, even weeds and fruit. Well, maybe not.
In the end, the gap is there for a reason. It is our personal responsibility to help close it if we want to finish further in the race. The knowledge you have can do well for others who also want to better themselves. You may be the viper in certain situations and the snail in others. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. What are you going to do? Will you leave the snail behind or will you try to catch up to the viper? If you understand, it is up to you. : )
BTW, I looked for more information on this to share with everyone, however, I did not find anything specific. Through my interest and research I have come to understand that TED shares insight and information that can benefit us all. So, if you decide to look through what they share and come across something that may relate, please share with me!