Last week’s blogpost on Caine’s Arcade made me think about sharing ideas and creativty: The video already went viral, but a lot of people didn’t know it yet and where moved by the story and thankful for sharing it. On Facebook and Twitter,, more than 10 connections shared and liked it, and their friends probably liked it as well, and so on. The internet is powerful. So powerful, that a lot of people fear it as well.
People sometimes fear for what the world is turning into, with privacy and copyright issues that (for example) Facebook and Pinterest face nowadays. Offcourse, big companies get payed while spreading our information (which we ourselfs put out there), but what have you really got to fear and hide? We are the ones spreading the information. We rarely look at privacy terms and conditions, we just click ‘yes’ or ‘accept’ without thinking. And then we scream and shout when we know what companies do with that information. All and all, I think the world can become a better place, because we are able to use internet to create beautiful stories like these.
Ideas come from ideas
Where do ideas come from? From others ideas. It’s a ‘new’ way of thinking about creativity. Isn’t it all about sharing creative ideas in stead of claiming them and fearing what will happen to them? Here are some great quotes on creativity, sharing and changing the world.
“You can’t make footprints in the sands of time by sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?” ― Bob Moawad
On YouTube no one has to green-light your idea.— Kevin Allocca
“It’s not about breaking the rules. It is about abandoning the concept of rules altogether” - Paul Lemberg
“The secret of life…is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” - Paulo Coelho, from The Alchemist
“I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference.”
― Ellen Goodman
“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” - Soren Kierkegaard
We get so little news about the developing world that we often forget that there are literally millions of people out there struggling to change things to be fairer, freer, more democratic, less corrupt.— Alex Steffen
Just some light lecture to think about this weekend. It all begins with you!