I love what Johnnie Moore wrote about authority. It also ties in with why perhaps the "phototherapy" was so powerfully effective for the kids in Peraliya, Sri Lanka a month after the tsunami and why I'm still blogging today (I'm too restless to stick with most things for this long ;-)):
I talked about an alternative view of authority to that of the external expert or dictator. This is the authority of people who acknowledge that they are the authors of their own experience. This is the transition that the crowd makes in this video - they decide to make their own meaning instead of being given one.
The desire for this kind of authority may account for why, in our allegedly time-starved times, millions of people find the time to write blogs that most of them expect few people to read: they write not because they expect to change the world, but because it's satisfying simply to acknowledge their own experience.