Deep work, mastery and arts are the future of humanity.
Cirque de Soleil
Liana and I went to Cirque de Soleil in Malaga. A fantastic show and I was in awe. Brought to tears. Afterwards, we went for some drinks and tapas in beautiful Malaga, one of the oldest cities in the world.
I am trying to write a new book, titled “Future focussed leadership ” and during the week we have been discussing the exponential and scary effects of AI, robotics, climate change, soil erosion, pollution, synthetic biology to name a few. It always brings me back to the question, to keep up, do you go faster or slow down?
As it happens I also just had a strategic retreat with tibor.nl, where we combine business coaching with sports and mental coaching. The sports coach is one of the top CrossFit instructors. A few sessions with him and you realise how unfit you are and how hard some things are.
Hard and art
The penny really dropped that night of experiencing historic Malaga, tapas, wine and Cirque de Soleil. Once you see acrobats and artist do near impossible things with their body, you appreciate hard and art.
People will always appreciate and connect with people that have mastered a skill. You can get a robot or AI to juggle, but we all know there is no mastery involved there. It is cheating. Therefore there is no positive emotional connection.
Deep work, mastery and arts are the future of humanity
Shallow sucks. Deep work, mastery and arts are the future of humanity. I feel a lot more optimistic. We are capable of beautiful things.