About Metanoia

Welcome to Metanoia, a blog by Ryan Bretag.


It took many years for me to get pass saying, “I want happiness” to actually defining what that means for me. In short, it is growth. My life is full of joy when I’m challenged, exploring, growing, and evolving. Stagnation, complacency, and boredom are when my happiness fades.

Thus, Metanoia. It represents a shift or change of mind. This blog documents my journey towards a broader and deeper understanding of what it means to live, laugh, love, and learn today and tomorrow. As Senge notes in The Fifth Discipline,

Real learning gets to the heart of what it means to be human. Through learning we re-create ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we never were able to do. Through learning we reperceive the world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life.

This shift, this metamorphosis, is the heart of this blog. For that reason, the writings here represent my lifecasting on my ever evolving passions and these mindcasts are always works in progress, always open for internal and external debate. Thus, I encourage you to challenge, question, and inquire about these ideas as we shift together. The view expressed on this do not reflect nor represent the views of my employer. These are my thoughts and are based upon my broader experiences.

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.Alvin Toffler

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