I’m thinking way out of my knowledge zone here, but here goes…
I understand that tribes tend to gather around a fire for community and cultural activities. I heard on a podcast that the tribes often put their most experienced or most influential storytellers close to the campfire. It’s like center stage in the tribal world.
When the influential members are centered it’s important for other members to be close enough to the fire to hear the stories and gain the wisdom of what’s being shared.
Let’s ignore the US movies where people tell scary stories around the campfires and these are good, important stories being shared.
I can only imagine that the fires allow the transfer of legends and legacy to flow from generation to generation over the years, decades, and probably centuries of a tribe’s existence.
I’m pretty interested in the FIRE topic from a life perspective more than a night-warming perspective. However, there is still a great correlation to the storytelling idea. Many high-profile FIRE members are sharing their experiences to influence others in the FIRE community, as many call us thinkers, their “tribe.” (tribe “a social group …”)
It seems as though the fireside concept of sharing is alive and well in the FIRE community. I find it intriguing that I have made this strange connection.
While many people may not align perfectly with all of the FIRE leader community (I think the title “influencer” is asinine, or is that the follower?) there are many of whom you may relate to. It’s possible that many of these leaders may be your “elders.” It may be possible that many are younger than you, but happen to be in a different life stage or have a different perspective that can help you and your thinking.
Should you step back from the blogs/podcasts and pull up a seat around and close to the fire, and listen to the FIRE sharing just in case you can learn something new, different, or add to your perspective? And, if at all possible, please share your experiences for/with others. You may just share the perspective that resonates with them.
*** Nothing in this article is to be construed as financial advice. I am not a financial planner, nor do I pretend to be. You should always consult your own professional when seeking advice. This post is not a piece of literary mastery, just a random thought I had.