Pressure to do something meaningful and useful
A Twitter thread on undervaluing your thoughts.
This is a thought I've been looping over intermittently for a long time and decided it would be a good idea to put into writing. It was definitely inspired by the time I spend browsing y'all's thoughts, so I really wanted to share it with this community.
It took anatomically modern humans over 190 000 years to invent the wheel.
What are the odds that the idea I have right now is the one thing that's going to be worth doing?
There are so many people alive that the odds are if something hasn't been done it's either worthless or impossible.
But what are also the odds I would have this idea right now? It might seem obvious in the moment, but I lived many years without ever thinking about it. Everyone else is living in those years.
There are infinite ideas to be had, and ideas can only seem obvious once you've had them.
Not that many people have had the same idea you are having and most likely no one has tried it before. Simply because there are many other things to try.
Original thread here: https://twitter.com/voxelbased/status/1218210743486685184
I would love to hear if you have any thoughts, feedback, or even an alternate take on the idea. I think I'm only grasping at the foot of a statue of truth here. Cheers!