banish tired experts

There’s been a shift of things. A move away from traditional, hierarchical (patriarchal?) modes of learning. The internet (the world wide web, really) made it so.

As long as I can remember folks have been warning against this shift, insisting that at worst, we will fall foul of fraudsters, or at best, be led astray by well-meaning folks without proper training, qualifications or experience.

I’m not supporting folks who go about leaving mayhem in their wake, of course not. I’m also not saying that shit doesn’t happen (both online and off) and I’m sorry for it.

What I am doing is giving thanks for all the amazing people I’ve met online that have enriched my life in so many ways. So much learning, growth, opening, joy and deep, deep connection. Those folks have become some of my favourite people in the whole world. I’m thrilled to be able to learn from them.

Most of them are experts, although some of them wouldn’t think it, and they’re most definitely not tired.

No journal prompts today, just being grateful.


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