J.S. Mill on social networks


I love this quotation from J.S Mill’s On Liberty:

"In proportion to the development of his individuality, each person becomes more valuable to himself, and is therefore capable of being more valuable to others."

Ok, so it’s not about social networks. But the idea of giving individuals the freedom and responsibility to improve things, share that improvement and collectively make society better is surely a major part of the change in corporate culture and social behaviour underway.

It may be 150 years old but a lot of organisations could learn from it.

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  1. Brilliant. Ok we should now run a competition to see what quotes/theories from phillosophers of old best fit are bright and brave new world. “I blog therefore I am?”

  2. Ha! I like it…. but don’t you mean: “Blogito ergo sum”?

  3. Blogito huh! OK . . . . try, Posts over (divided by) comments = relationship . . . P over c = r!

  4. Very good…. anyone else with social media related mathematical formulae or amended quotations?

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