I think you should first watch this video then read the rest of this post.
We all have this idea of the person we want to be and the world we want to live in. But more often than not we don’t always follow through with the steps to actually make it a reality.
How many documentaries are in your Netflix queue that you haven’t watched? vs How many times have you watched Happy Gilmore? How many books have you read this month? vs How many times have you checked Facebook today? We often get started but are easily distracted.
If we spent the amount of time we waste on the Jersey Shore, playing Angry Birds, or reading about the Real Housewives of where ever we can actually achieve to be the people we want to be. And this mindset applies to world issues as well. If we really wanted to change the planet we could. But that’s work. And if your given the choice to run for an hour and half or watch a movie. More than likely you’ll pick the movie.
The reason I think watching that speech is important is it truly embodies what people are capable of. Let’s go to the moon. We don’t know how to do it, we’ve never done it before but if we put our minds to it we are going to get there. And we did. Makes your wanting to learn italian seem pretty easy in comparison. So start that project. Write that book. Paint that picture and go be the best person you can be.
Turn off your TV and start a revolution.
“I see all this potential, and I see squandering. An entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off. ” – Tyler Durden