Anybody know what this means?
Good, I’m very pleased there is only a small group of you out there.
I came across this term on an open forum based on healthy lifestyles. It was thrown in like: “nice weather today and the anthropomorphic provable truth is that unless it changes it will stay that way.”
I’ll give you the meaning later.
It raised in me an ire which is aroused whenever jargon is used to exclude others or flex subject specific knowledge/muscle.
In effect it is the epitome of poor communication (unless talking to those who you know absolutely understand the meaning of terms like these – and then I would ask – are you sure they do?).
I was recently in a social group of 5 men, 3 of them were trying to subtly one-up each other. Within 10 minutes I heard the use of at least 25 industry specific terms of no relevance to the other 2 of us, though absolutely meant for our ears as well. [pullquote]I never had a chance to feel excluded, I was ‘embraced’ by his humility and care.[/pullquote]
I can’t remember any of the actual discussion.
Inclusion is about meeting, caring, considering, sharing and giving up your own self importance.
The best example of inclusion I ever had was when I was late arriving to a large meeting of people and Sir Paul Reeves, who didn’t know me from a bar of soap, excused himself from the group he was holding court to and stepped out to introduce himself to me!
I was the minnow, he the master.
Yet he tipped the usual model on its head.
I felt included because of his selflessness. I never had a chance to feel excluded, I was ‘embraced’ by his humility and care.
Because of that experience I now practice two things in meeting people.
1. If I am the ‘senior’, or a ‘senior’, in a room it is my responsibility to lead introductions and too embrace those present, particularly the new.
2. If I am in a discussion with people I hardly know, all jargon is parked, and the conversation is kept pure and simple.
As a result I feel more secure in myself and I know ‘they’ do as well.
…And that is the Anthropomorphic provable truth.
Which is: “A Truth that we as humans have come to and can prove by our own means; i.e. scientific conclusions”
Actually I’m not sure now that it is an APT.