A bunch of the world goes untold because people don’t know how to publish a blog, Tweet, or comment on Quora. This is true especially for the older crowd that grew up with printed books, letters, and face to face chats. That’s how they passed on knowledge and ideas spread, literally word of mouth.
So many of friends’ parents have so much to teach. Talking to them is like talking to a living encyclopedia. They’ve developed an expansive yet simplistic philosophy on life simply by experiencing the world’s ebb and flow many times over.
How great would it be if these people published their life stories online?
The two main barriers to self-publishing seem to be a lack of interest and a lack of technological know-how. They’d rather talk about it. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
It is our (Digital Millennials) responsibility to capture this information? We’re always life-streaming. Video interviews and sound recordings could be a captivating approach.
Perhaps some of life’s stories should go undocumented. If we know everything then we taint the sense of wonder and curiosity. Our imagination is bigger when we’re ignorant. Or we can take what the stories and opinions we hear and augment them 😉
He just kind of talks them through, and then I get the fun part cause I get to make up the stories. – Jerry B. Jenkins