I think a lot of people in our world spend the majority of their lives listening to what other people tell them to do without ever pushing the boundaries. Everything hasn’t been done; there are still things out there that people are going to discover and create—anyone can be that person.”
— Jon Contino -The Great Discontent
well played, internet explorer. 90s nostalgia
People who are negative tend to want to demean people’s ideas. They say what they dont like, but they don’t really say what they want to do. And it’s very hard to have ideas. It’s very hard to put yourself out there. It’s very hard to be vulnerable. But those people are the dreamers and the thinkers and the creators. They’re the magic people of the world. So strive to be one of those.”
Today I learned that Amy Poehler has a YouTube series called Smart Girls (described as ”a place for funny, thoughtful and deceivingly educational programming.”) Who knew?
In this segment on Negativity (where the quote above is from), she eloquently sums up something I’ve long found to be incredibly frustrating - people who are quick to criticize someone else’s ideas but offer nothing in the form of alternative solution.
It sounds obvious but sadly this is a quality that is very much not limited to teenagers. When debating ideas, make the extra effort to try and push those ideas to a better place instead of just trying to cut them down.
Do not make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both, do not hesitate to make it beautiful.”
— Shaker Proverb
Ryan Hemsworth delivers a song (BaseWorld) that would make it in any epic movie scene.
Remember that there are only three kinds of things anyone need ever do”