Here’s what I think. rogers are the best of the 3 (clarks, scotts and rogers) at asking questions. The “herd” people are naturals are procurring information. Yeah. Really. Most of them anyway. clarks ask excellent questions. After the fact. But on the fly? In the moment? The “johnny on the spot” asking questions during an event, class, meeting, appointment, is your roger. Gimmee, Gimmee.
the my dr.s office yesterday….pondering. Absorbing. Swearing out loud. The 2 utterances of mine in the last 3 days has been “dammit” (channel Cartman lol) and “fuck me” (it’s all in the syllabic inflection) During the 40 minute drive “home”, is when my questions started to percolate. A slow bubbling of “huh?, wait a minute what about?, what if?, how long”?”. The pot had been set on the stovetop but I’ve got electric heat, so it took a little longer for the information to transform into question molecules.
I have spoken (yes, yes I have) about the affinity between scotts and clarks. Then it suddenly occurred to me that no one has talked about any sort of affinity between rogers and clarks. I see it now. It’s there. Under a haze of cognitive puzzlement, it’s there. The link? Information. Both clarks and rogers value information but for 2 highly different reasons.
For rogers, it’s about placement. In the herd. It’s about knowing a thing so that they can be viewed as part of the collective. And when possible, use that information to enhance their own position within the herd. rogers are big on referential authority. RA is the final word baby. If a thing has been universally accepted (merely by force of number, the majority) then that thing, concept, idea holds validity for them.
The world is a quantifiable place for rogers therefore there has to be an answer to every question. And it has to make sense. Further, The answer must be found within the accepted purviews of the “popular thinkers” be they Dr. Oz, Dr. Laura, or any one else who is a household name. An “authority”. Do not misunderstand. I’m not saying that Dr. Oz or Dr. Laura or chef Ramsey (whoever the hell he is, maybe Emeril is better?) are not in possession of valuable information and/or solutions and/or answers. They merely represent a couple of the current, popularly accepted “reppers of intelligence” otherwise known as referential authorities.
There is much to talk about with this Wakefield Doctrine. For me, as a clark. With the drive to understand:) How each of us relates ourselves to the world. One world. Same world. Very, very different worlds. Action, thought, emotion.
My 10 ‘tings of thankful, yeah?
1. A beautiful day today. Cool. Perfect Spring weather. Nice Breeze. Blue sky.
2. Perspective. Maturity. Death as a consultant.
5. That I’m getting caught up at work. Mostly.
6. The opportunity to work on a collaborative story even though I don’t know what the heck I’m doing!
7. To have found (I’m pretty sure but he hasn’t done any work yet) a trustworthy and reliable mechanic.
8. To find I have put on almost 2 pounds in 3 weeks!
9. I finally put new strings on my bass.
10. The Wakefield Doctrine.