The age of the non-entrepreneur and the non-artist is dead.
Our generation can no longer afford the luxury of such distinctions. The world is becoming an increasingly smaller space for those who allow themselves to be defined as uncreative or “not-in-charge.” It is now a create or die world.
In truth, it has always been a create or die world. But the faster moving pace of today’s society is unmasking more quickly than ever before the illusion of security as a passively experienced phenomenon.
It’s more difficult than it’s ever been to sell ourselves and others on the myth that everything will be okay if we just follow instructions, do what we’re told, jump through all the right hoops, and patiently wait until we’re rewarded for not making any trouble.
The only way to prepare for the future is by accepting our responsibility to create it. As Alan Kay says “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
Are we educating ourselves and others towards this end?
I gave a short talk about this topic at the most recent Voice & Exit seminar. If you’d like to watch, you can view it here: