Nobody is flying the plane.

We’re headed somewhere, but no one is actually sitting in the pilot’s seat.

We, the passengers, all assume the path we’ve come along determines where we’re going and that there is a pilot gently directing us along that path.

There isn’t.

I believe there may have been one at some point, but that may be one of the fallacies which fuels the plane and keeps it moving. There’s a lot which fuels the plane we’re on, but it’s been quite some time since there was a pilot on board.  This isn’t the sort of thing that is easily noticed. We’re all convinced that someone is at the controls. Someone knows where we’re going. Someone is wrestling the stick against the turbulence in an effort to keep us safely aloft. But that’s simply not true. We’re coasting along a coarse charted by circumstance, expediency, and our iniquities rather than our bold vision.

Nobody is flying the plane.

It’s not just about the government, or business, or our leaders. Its about the ways we live (individually and collectively), the choices we make, and the ways we do things too. It will be about ways we can improve things, even without a pilot.

At times NobodyisFlyingthePlane will be a diatribe about the current state of affairs in the US and the world at large, at other times it will be an evidentiary discussion of the problem, and most of the time it will just be a collection of links I wanted to share.

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  1. And then there are the people who think THEY are flying the plane. But they are most certainly not. They are just scared, ignorant flight attendants at opposite ends of the plane, with a broken intercom system.

  2. Pingback: Nobody is Flying the Plane at the TED Talks | NobodyisFlyingthePlane

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