Now that the Internet has eliminated the barriers of geography, cost, and time. All those blogs and social networking sites are helping existing tribes get bigger. But more important, they’re enabling countless new tribes to be born-groups of ten or ten thousand or ten million who care about their iPhones, or a political campaign, or a new way to fight global warming.
So I guess where I would take this is, you’re getting what you have always asked for. What you always asked for was, a chance to be you, a chance to do your work, a chance to lead people,“put me in the game coach”, instead of the pick me, pick me, (raise your hand) mindset that says, “if you don’t get picked you lose.”
What the internet says is that everyone has an opportunity.
As Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about a half a lifetime ago,
“We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood — it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, “Too late.”