Everyone is a consumer.
We scroll through social media.
We listen to the latest gossip in our social circle.
We watch the breaking news stories on TV.
We allow ourselves to be a dumping ground for all the stimulation around us.
This is idle. This is empty. This is not it.
I remember my first shot at trying out this idea of creating over consuming. I tried my hand at shooting a few YouTube videos after I came home from work. The feeling of creating was something almost foreign.
I had a presence of mind. Having a camera pointed at my face forced me to think for once. Think about how to create for someone else's consumption.
I started coming up with ideas.
I was thinking about the best angles for my video shots.
I was imagining how I could add in some b-roll and background music to create a full storyline.
I could not help but smile. The effort to create something with my own ideas and skills was simply refreshing.
As a kid,
I always wanted to be the indescribable kind of person. I wanted to be good at a lot of different things.
Because well... why not?
I now find this digital age presents the best opportunity for that. The internet provides infinite resources to learn and platforms to build.
You can write and post your essays on a blog.
You can code and post your projects on a forum.
You can have interesting conversations and host on a podcast.
What a time to be alive where you can learn new skills, tell your story, and build a project in public for the world to see.
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