When you browse on Youtube, you’ll see videos of kids trying to get famous by yelling dumb shit in libraries. You’ll see pranksters putting cheeseburgers on people’s heads. When you open up CNN and think you can escape from all of that, you might actually get lucky and see Kim Kardashian’s ass on the front-page.
I know that there’s a place for entertainment but I’m really scared about the direction we’re headed. We are showing the new generations, that it’s OK to be complete dumbass and embrace anti-intellectualism. In fact, grab your camera, count to 100,000 on a live-stream, and you’ll probably make a bunch of money.
I’m all for creativity and putting yourself out there even when it feels scary. Become better at your craft and work on it every day. Create things that make people think. Inspire people. Change lives. Create value and blow people away with your usefulness.
If you are able to live this way, you’ll leave this world a little better than you found it.