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Tribes we lead – Seth Godin

September 12, 2012 — 1 Comment

Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes.

…if you really want to make a difference in the world, you have to design outcomes. And that’s design that matters.

Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix argues that Nothing is original. Ferguson states:

From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, our most celebrated creators both borrow, steal and transform.

If you look at the act of remixing music, writing or other artforms you will see that people are simply taking aspects or artifacts in their environment and shaping and moulding those items to construct their own understanding of reality. To a constructivist this is learning. To be more specific this fits into the the realm of social constructivism because music and other cultural artforms are aspects of our social networks that help shape and mould society. The great thinker and educational refromer John Dewey argued:

“constructivists do not look for copies or mirrorings of an outer reality in the human mind”, but instead they rather see humans as “observers, participants, and agents who actively generate and transform the patterns through which they construct the realities that fit them.

Is remixing equivalent to learning or is it simply imitation or plagiarism?

Been doing a bit of reflecting while running these past few mornings. Chad Kroeger’s song If Today Was Your Last Day has been on my iPhone playlist repeatedly. Living each day as if it was your last means you must live a principled life and as the author states: Going against the grain should be a way of life. I have come to realize living this way does come at a cost everything worth while does. I am reconciled by the fact that you only live once and this realms is only temporal–the eternal is yet to come.

If Today Was Your Last Day – Chad Kroeger of Nickleback

My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each days a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned
Leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day
If tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday
Would you live each moment like your last
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have
If today was your last day

Going against the grain should be a way of life
What’s worth the price is always worth the fight
Every second counts cause there’s no second try
So live it like you’re never living twice
Don’t take the free ride in your whole life
If today was your last day
If tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday
Would you live each moment like your last
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have
And would you call old friends you never see
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies
And would you find that one your dreaming of
Swear up and down to god above
That you’ll finally fall in love
If today was your last day

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark
On ending a broken heart
You know it’s never too late
To shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are
So do whatever it takes
Cause you can’t rewind
A moment in this life
Let nothing stand in your way
Cause the hands of time
Are never on your side

If today was your last day
If tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday
Would you live each moment like your last
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have
And would you call old friends you never see
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies
And would you find that one your dreaming of
Swear up and down to god above
That you’ll finally fall in love
If today was your last day