I’m Looking for Solidarity, Not Advice
I don’t want advice.
I don’t want more people telling me what to do.
And I really, really don’t want to read another how-to guide.
I just want to know that I’m not the only person feeling like this.
I’m looking for solidarity.
More than ever, I think we simply want to feel like we’re not alone. All the how-to guides and motivational articles are great, but it’s far too easy to use them as a way to hide. It’s a seductive idea to believe the answers are out there if we only look hard enough. If we only read the right thing or buy the right program or join the right group.
When of course, we’ve had the answers in us all along. We know what we need to do. Our brain does a damn good job of convincing us otherwise but deep down… we know what’s up. We don’t need someone else tell us what to do. Not really.
More than ever, I think we’re looking for other people on our path. Someone just ahead of us who can see around the corner and tell us there’s light ahead.
Someone we can see ourselves in, who isn’t perfect. Someone who shares the process not just the finished product.
More than ever, I think we’ve craving solidarity.
Evidence that we’re not alone.
At least, that’s what I’m looking for.
Case in point.