I do not think “different” is enough. In other words, different is not my goal.
This is not advice. This is not a recipe. This is me thinking, to me.
When I write, I cover the word count until I hit publish.
I have not written about this for a while, but I have been thinking more about it lately, so thought to give it a go.
Why is the status quo a good thing? Why should things remain the same? Why are we afraid of change?
I wrote the other day about curiosity and how today’s information density is at an all-time high. While some would argue that curious people in the past had lower hanging fruit to discover, I would argue, like many, that there is infinite work to be done out there.
I am generally pretty good at knowing when to give up, quit, iterate, pivot and restart. I try my best to distance my ego / emotions from decision making such that I make the soundest/clearest choice possible.
I think now is the best time – in the history of the world – to be a curious person. While it is hard for me to truly appreciate, the opportunity to think creatively and question things, ask random questions, and try out random experiments is a big luxury.
It is hard to appreciate this “luxury”, but the “barrier to entry” to both being curious and actually exploring your curiosities is as low as it has ever been.
Muffins are cupcakes, in disguise. Muffins are a “breakfast-food” but most of them should be considered a dessert.
Things happen. No matter what. Things always happen.