In the last twenty years
With the rise of the internet
Many things have become possible
That weren’t always-
Suddenly we could hold hands with people
We have never met in person
And experiences places our feet may never tread.
Yet what we have found
Is that with the waves of possibility
Come floods of distraction:
We live from one meeting to another
Punctuated by endless notifications on our phones
And the never ending ‘catch up’ to
The world that never sleeps-
But we do. We need sleep.
And our time is limited.
So this is a call to resist the worst irony
Of our times:
Of having so much at our disposal to bring value to the world
And yet choosing to only be enthusiastic consumers instead
Why not rather contend to create? To find out what’s possible?
To create just as passionately as we consume?
Hope to see you there.