I am in Iowa to deliver a keynote presentation (entitled “Why Future Trends in Healthcare Will Require Unlearning“) to the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative today.

After working on my presentation early this morning, I decided to go for a walk at sunrise. The photo to the right offers a view of what I saw.

As I stared at the pool of fog in the distance, it occurred to me that I was also standing in fog–I just couldn’t see it clearly.

It then dawned on me that it is always easier to see when someone else is enveloped in a fog; it’s far more difficult to comprehend that you are also in the thick of it.

One key to unlearning is to begin to appreciate–whether you realize it or not–that we are all in a fog.