The internet is empowering because anyone and everyone can actually voice their opinion. But here’s a sad truth, no one really cares.
People get hung up on what other people are saying, thinking, and even doing - so much so that they become paralyzed themselves and really do nothing but add noise to the system.
If you feel strongly about something, talk about it for sure, but don’t stop there. Get up, get involved, and start making a difference somewhere (and don’t rest on being just a little involved).
Or stop talking and complaining about it and spend your energy (and free time) being more productive.
We all suffer from needing and wanting to complain at some point or another (in fact, this post itself is really just a meta version of it)…but if it’s all we do, all the time, then nothing will ever actually change.
So to get you started on your journey to *actually* change the world, here are two great quotes to ponder:
“The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.”
- Henry Miller
“The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.”
- Martina Navratilova
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Kevin has a day job as CTO of Veritonic and is spending nights & weekends hacking on Share Game Tape. You can also check out some of his open source code on GitHub or connect with him on Twitter @falicon or via email at kevin at falicon.com.
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