We are grossly underestimating the way things are changing.
Welcome to the information society where it has never been less valuable to be smart about information than today. Who was the 19th president? I don’t know I can just google it on my smartphone and find out, every piece of information in society now can be found at the touch of your finger tips. In the past, a lot of people made a lot of money, made a lot of relationships and had leverage within their circle about being informational smart , but in this information age it has zero value to be intelligent. I think it’s insane what our children are going through at school; they are making them memorize facts that are all in a touch of a button. It kills me to see these children in our informational society memorize things that won’t benefit them in their future. I hope my children are D and F students, because that would give me time to teach them the real shit. The internet and the information age has become the biggest culture shift in the history of humanity. We don’t notice it, because we are living through it, so we can’t contextualise it, but we are grossly underestimating what is happening.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author, self-taught wine expert, and innovative entrepreneur. Find more at http://garyvaynerchuk.com
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