We have one precious life: do something extraordinary today, even if it’s tiny. A pebble starts the avalanche. – K.A. Laity
Well here it is, post #1000! I have been writing this blog for 4 years now and didn’t really think I would make it this long. The vast majority of blogs started are pretty soon abandoned but I managed to stick with it.
I’ve been thinking about what to write about today and I think I want to cover two things.
First, I want to share with you 10 things about my philosophy of life.
- Each person is born with an innate sense of curiosity and love of learning. For most of us this is then removed in school.
- You can’t improve someone’s condition by bringing someone else down to their level.
- Creative individuals have to potential to influence the world now more than any other time in history.
- Everything is driven by economics; thus following the money always explains things.
- You only fail when you quit.
- Nothing exists in a vacuum.
- Societal constructs eventually reach a size where their purpose changes from what they were originally formed to do to survival above all else.
- We are linear creatures living in times of exponential change.
- Predictions of the future are becoming harder to make because we don’t think radical enough.
- Just because something has been around for all of living memory, doesn’t mean it will still be there tomorrow. The Law Of Entropy always wins.
- (Bonus) Videos of cats are funny.
Second, I would like to thank all of you who read this blog for helping me keep going over the years. Knowing there are people out there who think I am worth listening to is a good feeling. It also keeps me honest in my thinking. I don’t write to get page views, I write because I have something to say. There is so much being said on the net every day that I have to force myself really try to look over the horizon. Things are changing so fast I think we are all looking for some direction. I’ll keep trying to provide it. The things I blog about are so disruptive and transformative that if I’m wrong about 90% of them, the other 10% are going to change the world.
And I’ll keep writing about them for another 1000 posts!