i have found this thread to be very useful....terrific comments and links...
Thanks and thanks to all who contributed.
at times that person may have an idea that the expert hasnt thought about...this is just an observation i have made working with kids...
jeff you are remarkably good with presenting the evidence...not many people are able to do that...but sometimes a little kid comes along like the story of the kings new suit of clothes...
I agree. And I have no problem with it. I was in those shoes myself. However, my concern is not the discussion or the direction of the flow of the discussion. My concern is they tone and attitude of the discussion. From early on, I always felt it an honor and privilege to be able to engage in communication with experts and/or leaders in a field. I was always humbled and honored. I still am.
But today, it seems like much of the attitude has changed and what I see is much much more obnoxious, arrogant, aggressive and divisive communications with no honor, respect or grace and I think much of it is fueled by the advent of the internet and especially social media.
So, while the kid with the story of the kings new clothes is true and does happen, we have to remember that it is not a common occurrence. However, today's technology has given every person with an internet connection, a blog and/or a FB page, the ability to think so and that they have discovered it.
So, my main issue is not the communication or direction of it, but the tone and attitude of it.