Dec 292010
 

What did you DO today?

I want to ask that question so often.

Of myself.

Of those around me.

I know what you “did”.

I read all about it on Facebook.

But I want to know what you DID.

What did you accomplish?

What positive things did you do?

What did you CREATE?

How did you leave a mark?

I fear that, in many cases, the answer is “not much.”

More often than not, in fact, the answer is “nothing.”

The sad thing is that we are at a point in history when creativity should be at a peak.

Instead we spend most of our time simply commenting on what others have created.

Or, even worse, expecting people to find us interesting just because we’re prolific in social media.

You talk all day long.

Do you actually SAY anything, or do you just expect us to bask in the awesomeness that is you?

These are the questions I ask myself.

These are the questions that I want to scream in all caps from the top of the Twitter-sphere.

There is so much potential out there today.

So many opportunities for us to create wonderful, beautiful things.

And we’re wasting them.

In 140 characters or less.