Sue and I are in "create-mode" right now. Writing, maturing certain concepts, and experimenting with technologies that we think can help change the world.
It's "so easy" these days to create and syndicate - through words, sounds, images and applications... and share those ideas and initiatives with the world. Even better, it's now possible to work and collaborate with the world on doing something great. Crowd-sourcing, Crowd-funding, Crowd-creating.
image by lorraine santana, creative commons
150 years ago - Not so easy. For example, it took 17 days for Lincoln's words to be transmitted across just few states (via Pony Express). It was a miraculous feat, and no one thought it was possible. Today: You-to-millions and millions-to-you... in an instant.
Yet, it's still difficult - i.e., to do the work - the work one is meant to do. Our society bombards us with an array of inputs and action-items that constantly grab our attention. Further, the Industrial Revolution set-up manufacturing and human systems that keep us on a treadmill of do-->produce-->consume--repeat. We're not even conscious of it.
Creative work (and create-ing) can at times feel like "cheating" or being selfish. However, the interesting thing is that when we dive into the purposeful work we love, we're more likely to have a positive impact on others in the process.
So be selfish - give yourself permission - be powered. Create something great.
craig arthur james 2012