A mentor, an experienced and trusted advisor according to the dictionary definition of the word. That person for my personal enrichment has not yet been born, has not yet been created, or has not yet crossed my path. But my computer(s). my iPad(s). and my Kindle, I have them. They accompany me through thick and thin, they are always there. Since I have been equipped with a walker they even follow me at every step I take: or at least I push them in front of me.
You are engaged in a heated argument with your partner, or search for that film name, book author or film actor: it can be an animal, vegetable or mineral. Your computer is there. Ask Wikipedia, although do not believe everything it says, but most people do, so why not. Or you enter some sort of clue and you will receive suggestions. The suggestions can be numerous. Do not ask your partner as he is not your mentor. He will get confused and also begin to search on his computer: too many searches/cooks spoil the broth and a new arguments can arise about the best place to look. Stick to Wikipedia, you have to start somewhere.
It makes no different which browser you are using all searches arrive in the same place basically. We all have our preferences. I would not advise asking in Facebook as it can get confusing, an argument can ensue, resulting in someone defriending you, and perhaps even Facebook might give your details further.
There is always your blogging site, but you are more likely to be more confused. Only today I received a new notification from a new follower. He likes my site, in a few words. The person then continued to write a rather long paragraph telling me how new he was to blogging, was searching for enlightenment (from me?) and added his link to his site to enable to make contact and pass comments. I deleted the comment and am hoping never to hear from this person again. I do not want to become a mentor, I do not have the time or patience.
Cutting it short, I do not have a mentor in flesh and blood, and I do not want one. Most of the generation that could be my mentor are no longer amongst us.
I will now consult Betty Bossi, she is my mentor in the kitchen with her numerous cookery books, the support for every Swiss housewife. Curious? follow the link, but only available in French, German or Italian. I have almost all of her 40-50 books, and her magazine arrives monthly, although I am no longer a receiver.
Daily Prompt: Mentor