I have been thinking a lot the past few days about adding as individuals to the collective to make us stronger as learners. At times, for some reason, it does make me a little nervous…I often think of the Borg from Star Trek–assimilate or die was your choice. I am sure these are just paranoid thoughts and my worry about making sure that we each keep our individual voices, but in this new age, this age of Shift does anyone else worry about too much sameness in all of this? I hear a lot of the same buzz words flying around lately and I just want to keep myself in check that I am listening to the alternative voices out there because I don’t think we see them a lot in the circles most of us are running around in lately-PLP, Twitter, etc. Unfortunately, those other voices are usually the ones that are silent and I know there are a lot of them because I feel their silent pushing back at my own school all of the time. Don’t get me wrong, I am 100% involved and believing in making this Shift. I just think it’s important to keep ourselves in check and continue questioning ourselves…any other thoughts out there?