For the last 100,000 years people have been in the information era. Since we began to converse and share information with each other we have been assessing or making sure of the information’s integrity. Making sure of its accuracy, consistency and that we are ultimately understanding it.
If this is true and we agree with this axiom then it changes everything, I believe, as we become conscious of it. As we become aware of making sure and we are continuously making sure that we are making sure we are forming a singularity or an incidence of exponential growth that might explain where we are today and where we are heading.
Of course, as with anything some people are making sure more than others. Some have already made sure, their own, usually, what we call dogma or tradition or are making very little, more sure. Whereas others can be making sure on a daily basis, creating or discovering new ideas, concepts, systems and inventions during the process of making sure.
How does one, by making sure, make us also more creative?
Maybe it doesn’t, maybe it just leads us into a greater truth of discovery.
Some things become much clearer with this idea of Making Sure, in my view such as the opposite of making sure. Prejudice or prejudging is not helpful when making sure. Anger is not helpful either when we are making sure. Lying and ignoring also hinders the making of sure. And finally laziness is probably the number one enemy of making sure.
So if you want to be more creative, and who doesn’t these days, why not start making sure you are making sure..
The questions above: what, when, where, why, how, who, where – seem like a good checklist to help with any effort towards making sure.