On creating

Posted on Jun 20, 2017

Our lives are spoiled with overwhelming information. Every moment is a constant search and scroll through glorifying achivements, breakthrough inventions, the latest gadgets and technologies.

All wheels have been invented. All crowns have been taken. There is always someone who does better than you do. The act of creation feels so paralising. Why bother?

I have been constantly revisiting the Debbie Millman episode on The Tim Ferriss podcast lately. There is no breakthrough nor ground-breaking revelation, but the passion and the way Debbie lived her stories made them special and inspiring.

What stuck with me the most is:

It is important to consider why you are doing what you are doing. Is it for fame, for money, or is it for the pure joy of doing it? If it is for the joy of doing it, why bother comparing?

Appreciation is not relative.