Friday, December 28, 2007

Etruscan view on blogging

An alternate view to the Basque proverb can be found here.

I will admit it. There's a certain sense of unavoidable shame that comes with learning, particularly the kind of open day-to-day learning that a blog can convey. Blogs can be brutally personal, which explains no doubt why some people experience blogger burnout. It's taxing to the ego to make a booboo. We all want to be accepted in the beehive, not shunned as the town heretic. Communication, especially in our day and age is a double-edged sword that is both necessary to explore new answers and seek them out from others, and yet a potential source of embarassment if it should so happen that there's even a chance that you're horribly wrong. There's no such thing as a perfect learner that never makes mistakes. Errors are the very soul of learning. So when you're like me that puts himself out there for the world to see weekly, I too find it hard not to feel a sense of shame when I have to prove myself wrong because of that blasted thing called conscience. And yet, I would be more embarassed as a human being to pretend that I don't make mistakes.

2 comments:

Ravi Mundkur said...

It has widely been accepted that to err is only human.But yes it hurts when feel that what we projected was proved wrong.But should we fear that you mat err?
What a blogger communicate may in one or other way may provoke new thinking, new analysis or new results in some corner of the world.

Manjunat said...

What a blogger communicate may in one or other way may provoke new thinking, new analysis or new results in some corner of the world.

I don't think that goes well with provoking new thinking in ourselves by self-correction, so presented in this post. But yes, that can be another view on blogging!