Monday, August 19, 2013

Our connected world

There's supposedly only 6 degrees of separation between you and anyone else in the world.  That's an amazing thought.  So you know someone, who knows someone, who knows someone, who knows someone, who knows someone who knows Nelson Mandella or Queen Elizabeth or the King of Jordon.  And it's quite likely you have a much closer connection to a large percentage of people in the world.  But six degrees is supposed to be all it takes to make the connection.
So, it is quite possible that a story you tell, if compelling enough will reach the ear of someone you could hardly imagine.  Unless it's really compelling, it probably won't reach the Queen but....
In small towns we joke a lot, and sometimes complain, that everyone knows everyone.  And many here in Venango County, like me, have a whole lot of relatives and old friends.  The connections are important to keep in mind.  You can never go wrong if you are kind in what you say.

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