Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, and Six Degrees of Separation
- What do Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and “Six Degrees” have in common? The idea that we are ALL connected by six people is a myth.
People all around the world believe in these myths.
However, being connected by six degrees of people is an urban legend. Please watch this video to learn the problems that exist with the belief that we are ALL connected by six people. It is true that the average number of those that made connections was 6 people. However, the overwhelming majority of people in Milgam’s study never reached the intended person. We are not all connected by six people around the world
This myth creates a complatency. Some people are better connected than others. That is imporant because that means that this is an acquired skill. These skills can improve with reading and coaching. It is possible to be connected to anyone with the power of networking.