Friday, November 1, 2013

Change the world

The recent Russell Brand video has stirred up a lot of talk from people about changing the world. I've read and thought a lot about changing the world. I've known many people who have, as well, and want to work toward changing the world. I'm sure there are many here who think deeply about the issues of the world and want to contribute to changing it for the better. I'm certain that many of them could, with discipline, smarts, and diligent application. I would point out that it's not necessarily a happy place to be. If you read the biographies of great innovators, inventors, people who have genuinely changed the way we live, a lot of them aren't really pleasant people, or had lives you would envy. Being a genuine innovator can be painful.

If you genuinely want to change the world, I believe you can. The best way to have a great world-changing idea is to have a thousand ideas. Of course, what will happen is the ideas you thought would be enormous, important game-changers, the ones you’ll be most proud of, the ones you thought were going to be a really big deal, will not be the ones you will be remembered for. That's almost always the way it goes. Consider the possibility that you may end up changing the world in ways you did not intend, want, predict, or in a way you can derive any particular satisfaction from. As the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for.

Just some more random ruminations.

Let’s watch a cartoon.


Dave Roel.
He not busy being born is busy dying.
- Bob Dylan

1 comment:

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