Dear ChatGPT, what is Street Wisdom?

By Philip Cowell

We asked the artificial intelligence chatbot, ChatGPT, what Street Wisdom is, just to check… We like what came back! A useful summary and reminder of the Street Wisdom process. #AnswersAreEverywhere after all!


Yes, I’m familiar with Street Wisdom. Street Wisdom is a global social enterprise and a method that encourages individuals to use the streets as a source of inspiration, wisdom, and answers to personal or professional questions. It was founded by David Pearl in 2013 and has since gained popularity as a way to tap into the collective wisdom of the urban environment.

The Street Wisdom process involves walking in small groups and using a series of exercises and techniques to increase mindfulness and open oneself up to new perspectives. Participants are encouraged to pay attention to their surroundings, notice details that they might usually overlook, and seek insights and guidance from the environment and people they encounter.

The concept is based on the idea that the answers to our questions and challenges are often right in front of us, but we may not be fully aware of them. By slowing down, becoming more observant, and engaging with the streets, people can access fresh perspectives, clarity, and solutions to their problems.

Street Wisdom workshops and events are conducted in various cities around the world and are open to anyone interested in exploring the wisdom of the streets. The organization also provides resources and guidance for individuals and groups to conduct their own Street Wisdom walks.

Please note that my knowledge is based on information available up until September 2021, so there might have been new developments or changes related to Street Wisdom since then.




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