the other day, someone asked me: why do you write?
and I replied: because it helps me "hear myself", and putting this "Self" into words makes me feel real, like... it makes me feel like i exist. Otherwise, I'm just a consumer zombie."
I initially wanted to title this blog 'the dangers of not being creative". Because the truth is, unlike popular belief, I dont think creativity is just a talent or a luxury, I believe it to be a lifesaver.
When I say creative, I dont necessarily mean "make art". I mean, literally, being the "originator" of something.
The thing is, to originate, you have to step out of the "matrix".
but it has become increasingly easy to consume versus to create; to follow versus to lead; to comply versus to imagine.
I for one, consumed way WAY too much data this week... and as a result feel like a "consumer zombie" today. It's taken me twice as long to write this, and I still feel like it's not coming out quite right.
I dont want to tell you the cliche stuff like "take a tech break" or "take a walk in nature"; I just wanted to point out the obvious (how we're all, for the most part, in a collective trance); and let you decide what you'd like to do about it.
I might not be able to leave you with an inspiring message today; but I'm about to go to the park, (phone is staying home) and I promise to try again next week.