Recently Best of Second Life Inc and Miss Virtual World Academy had a change of the guard and a new owner/CEO, Reign Congrejo, stepped into the role of former owner Frolic Mills. Huge transitional changes are difficult enough in a real world setting where everything is transparent, but in a virtual world, where information is filtered down through the community until it is a decimated version of its original content, transitions can be down-right brutal. There is one thing I have learned in my lifetime, not only are things seldom as fatal and flawed as they seem, but no one ever gets first hand knowledge through the grapevine. Did you ever play that telephone game in elementary school? YIKES!
The thing is, there have been a lot of rumors to the bad, from various outlets and being a curious sort, I did the only thing I could do, I am involved with both groups afterall, I wrote a notecard stating my concerns. There HAS been a lot of people shuffling in the organization, which is natural when any business undergoes management changes, but was it all as nefarious as the rumors implied? Within hours, I not only got a response, but I received a response from the person in charge herself. And Reign made a comment that sticks with me, and I think I should pass it on. She said, and I agree, that “when they (BOSL) have been contacting individuals, the individuals haven’t been responding back, and when people don’t respond back, what else are they supposed to do but remove or move them?” This is true of any business we pursue in life, if you’re going to be “in” be all in. Because, unfortunately, no one is so special they can’t be replaced. I wish I were, but dang it all, nope, I’m not. Well maybe ‘cept to a few loved ones.
The point? In indecisive times, don’t base your opinions on rumor, base it on facts. If you don’t know them, get them, knowledge truly is power. And knowledge in times of ambiguity arms us with the weapons to make smart decisions concerning our own future. Slow down,relax, close your mouth, open you ears and be patient. Well, that just what my mum always tells me anyway. I think a Jack Layton quote fits this perfectly, ” My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” Just a little something to think about on this high gravity Monday.