As we mention in Episode 00, part of the reason I wanted to start this blog and podcast was to practice creating, and it was because I was becoming increasingly disheartened not only by how much I was consuming, but by how much of general societal discourse revolves around what we consume.
“Hey, did you see _______? Did you read _______? Did you listen to _______?”
Pretty familiar conversation starters, right? This shouldn’t be surprising, of course, that we’re well-trained consumers. Our entire economy is built on securing our complicity in market culture. And so it feels necessary and right (normal and normative) to behave and think accordingly.
But I propose a paradigm shift. Why not open our common interactions with something like this: “What are you creating today?” “What did you create today?” I created this post. It’s not much. But it’s something. And it at least opens the door to more possible creation.
Simply put, consumption begets consumption; creation begets creation. Which habit will you choose today?