As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The truth is that I was taking the time to reflect upon my previous thoughts, particularly with the ideas of mentorship. I thought about the use of artificial intelligence (AI), research, and the involvement of artists to use their skills to promote positivity, share their struggles, and also success stories. Whilst I do still see value in these ideas, and potential to continuously develop them, I also encourage the good old fashioned face to face , or human to human relationships. Weather these be through an online connection with the use of technologies, or meeting with mentee's. These types of relationships are important to find, develop, and maintain. The beauty of a mentor/mentee relationship is the development of trust, a partnership, and a knowingness that being heard, valued, and that your goals are valued is viewed as important. A mentor recognizes when he/she is needed, and also recognized when the mentee needs space to learn, grow, or even figure things out.
If you think deeply or through a philosophical lens, what has been the core of the idea of technology is the emphasis upon human connectivity, where human beings are developing or cultivating this deep need for human connectivity. It is my deep belief that there are humans who have swayed to use the powers of connectivity for harm. But it is important to write about this deep need of human connection for the good, for the positives, and developing relationships, personal and professional. The human touch is one of the most primate and innate human needs, right from the moment we are born, and it is through our human creativity that we are always trying to find ways of preserving this deep need for connectivity and human touch. Even the technology developers understand that before anything is developed or created it must be thought about, discussed, and shared with others.
Dedication: The words of this being are dedicated to all human beings. My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)