Remember the time when compact discs were around?
Those were the days when you would hear a song on the radio that you liked, and then you’d have to mow a few lawns so you could ride your bike to the music store because you HAD to have the disc.
And if you were like me, you’d listen to the song a couple hundred times until you would puke. Then you’d find another song to listen to and do the same until you literally wear the compact disc out.
In a world where we complain about the availability of mobile devices and the lack of fast internet speed, there is nearly a billion people in developing nations who don’t have clean water to drink.
How’s that for a sobering way to put things into perspective?
I don’t think I need to go much further to get your attention, and now that I (hopefully) have it I’d like to pitch an interestng idea — one where you can make a difference while at the same time getting something back.
While that is true, the part I fail to mention is that it’s really a vicious cycle that I think many of us fall into. I don’t care if you’re a designer, a painter or a writer — we’re all “artists” and we all struggle with the same thing.
I made myself a promise that I would speak honestly here on my blog, and this post is another example of something that I think needs to be said.
Social media is killing my soul.
Now before you go off and judge me for saying that, please understand that I know the benefits that it has. It’s great for networking, for breaking news and for connecting with folks you haven’t spoken to in a while.
This might end up being another short post, mainly because the point that I want to speak of is relatively simple. It’s a concept that might seem foreign to some, and often times used abundantly by others.
For me, it’s something that I’ve gotten better at doing — with one exception …