I’m sure in our age of instant gratification, most of us are now living in the moment and taking the most immediate actions without thinking about them. We become so accustomed to life being so instantaneous that we barely think to take the time to slow down, reflect, or take care of ourselves.
I’ve heard it said many times that “self-awareness” is one of the most important things you can learn. But it is also one of the most difficult things to learn. As a society we’ve been taught that all our actions are perfectly in our control. We’ve been told that we are our own masters and can make our own decisions and that any decisions we make are entirely our own.
But this is not true. We are merely our own slaves. We are not our own masters; our own masters are other people. We are the ones who are choosing to work and pay our bills and take care of our families. We are the ones who are taking the initiative to save the world or, for that matter, our own lives. At this moment in time, we are living in a world where we are being asked to do the exact same things over and over again.
We are being asked to do things like take on and work hard on new projects, not play games. We are being asked to have new ideas, think outside of the box, and be willing to think about things we never dreamed of before.
The last time we were asked to do anything like this was during the recession, which was so bad that now we’re just being asked to take on more and more of the same. In the words of our old colleague, Mr. K, “People are being asked to do the same thing over and over again because we can’t take breaks.” We’re like chickens.
It’s true that we’ve been asked to produce new content consistently, but that’s because it’s new, and we can’t see anything new for our existing content. We also haven’t been asked to produce something that hasn’t already been done for years. I mean the way we create podcasts is pretty self-evident, but most people don’t listen to podcasts for the same reason that they don’t listen to the radio at home. It’s because they are a new thing.
If you dont have a podcast, it is the same for you. Youve been asked to create something new because it didnt exist before. There are a number of web properties that exist for a reason that dont exist for another reason. They exist because there is demand for them, and because people have a need, they want to know more. Not because they are a new thing, but because new things are a new thing.
There are a number of new things that existed in the past, and many of them didnt survive the change that came with the internet and the social media revolution. Some of them are now dying off because they are simply too much trouble to maintain. But for the most part, there are new things that are alive because of the internet, and people are still finding them. It’s easy to forget that your favorite old radio show is only a decade old.
The internet has brought us a lot of new things. Sometimes, these things are so new and interesting that they are hard (or impossible) to forget. For example, the first time I ever listened to a radio show was on my old radio. I was on my mom’s old CB, and so I sat on the sofa with my mom and listened to the local radio station. It was my favorite show at the time.
I was in my second year of college when I first heard Radio Wizzard, and I was hooked right away. I would listen to it on my FM car radio, because it was always local, and I thought that I really wanted to know what the hell they were talking about. The best thing about Radio Wizzard though, is that I was able to listen to it at night, so I didn’t have to listen to it while I was playing video games.