Esalen's Law: You will always teach others what you most need to learn yourself.
The Corollary: You are your own worst student.
So many of us in the social media sphere seem very passionate about "empowering the community," "continuing the conversation," and generally improving the way we interpret and utilize our lives.
But what are we teaching ourselves in all this?
What is the crux of what you create? What do you blog about most? What are you most passionate about?
Are you good at it?
Could you be better?
How many of your lessons, imparted upon the masses, could be put to even better use if you adopted them yourself?
Nothing specifically prompted this line of thinking from me. (Actually, I found the above quote in a book yesterday, but it wasn't spurred by anyone in particular, so fear not.) But it did resonate within.
Are we all kidding ourselves into believing we're making a difference by nudging each other along while we neglect what it is we, ourselves, truly want?