Novelty without quality

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.

 

 

Creation or destruction

It is so much easier to destroy something.

Such a simple process in most cases, just pick it up, shake it around, then smash it.

Creation, on the other hand, is a much more difficult endeavor to undertake.

Even the smallest of things become complex when creativity and logic attempt to intertwine to form something shiny and new.

This is why so many people opt out of the creation process, they hop off the boat at an early age because it’s just so easy to wreck things then build them up.

I hope in my ramblings and failed attempts to create others are inspired to create as well.

If even just one other person chooses creation over destruction I will be content knowing I left the world a better place.