“Spooky action at a distance” was Albert Einstein’s colorful dismissal of quantum entanglement – the ability of separated objects to share a condition or state. No, this blog is not about physics. However, entanglement may be an interesting way to think about a couple of dimensions of our daily interaction: personal and group, and from a distance. Let’s consider:
Personal/Group: The entanglement of who we are personally, which includes our physical energy, cognitive capability, and emotional capacity; and how that impacts our group interaction. First, on a personal level, how often do we consider the multi-dimensional nature of who we are and how we function? Second, how often do we dismiss someone’s comments: as being too emotional, their decision-making as too slow, or they are just not up to the task? One could wonder, what are we missing by not taking the time to reflect on and understand life at a deeper level?
Distance: Now that you bring up the topic, how independent are we from the influence of events happening at a distance? For example, listening to communication or seeing images from one location, and then watching it unfold in near real-time at another. And, let’s consider this same scenario in the amped up world of social media. How does “going viral” influence our thoughts and emotions; and the resulting outcome?
A parting thought, am I as different as I think I am; or am I affected by spooky action at a distance. As always, your comments are most welcome.