Novelty is a driving force in our modern age.
We are suffering from a surplus of novelty and a severe lack of quality.
Whether it’s Instagram, Facebook, books or video games, the more unique your content is, the higher the chance you’ll attract attention.
In the past this was most definitely not the case.
For centuries any changes to the status quo were met with fire and brimstone, but huge leaps in technology, leaps that take mere months instead of centuries, have completely revolutionized our way of thinking.
Now if you aren’t cutting edge then you might as well give up before even starting.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that older methods of doing things don’t still hold promise. I personally see great value in long form content such as podcasts, video and written word.
But those mediums have become increasingly popular to create in short form , little bite sized nuggets to share with the world so that their toilet breaks are more memorable.
Every year that goes by sees people giving more of themselves to the online sphere, a never ending stream of content blasting your synapses into oblivion.
I am not against technological advancement, or even living a big chunk of your life online, but I think what we choose to spend our time on matters, and the internet is mostly a sea of garbage.
I just hope with time that the culture of pumping out new, flashy redundant apps and content that capture attention but don’t add to the improvement of our species slows down and people start focusing more on quality work.
Cross your fingers with me.