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Recent statistics show that an average person consumes about 10.5 hours of media per day - watching movies, shows, surfing the internet, social media, listening to the radio/podcasts, playing with an app & much more.
In a world where zillions of bytes of content is created every single day, we are bombarded with options screaming for our attention.
The world’s consumption engine is led by - Youtube, Netflix, Tiktok, Instagram…
Consumption is convenient - streaming your favorite shows with no commercials, and on your own timetable - what could be better.
Creation is stopped before it could even get started because it is hard and it requires effort, focus, motivation & determination.
When you create you have to fear failure, ridicule, or criticism, you hold yourself back as that could leave you feeling bad about yourself.
Creation = Work &
Work = something to be avoided.
There are only two main reasons we consume
1. It is useful &
2. It makes you happy
After a certain point the more you consume the lower the returns from the new content - less fun, less enjoyment, no happiness & not useful either
I call this the “Blue Dot” level
- don’t feel +ve after consuming more
- Seen/heard/tasted all of this before
- Cribbing & complaining about creators
- Missing the “good old days”
- Losing curiosity
- Feeling down
If you have lost interest in what you are consuming, you have reached the “Blue Dot”.
What do the most successful & intellectual people have in common? Do we look up to people who are constant consumers or passionate creators?
Coincidentally wealth also needs to be created!
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Understanding when to make the switch from consumption to creation.
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