Necessity, invention, mother – collision when we bandy these elements, doubting which arrived first, what came after, why something came before everything … .
Every time some fresh product, service or innovation comes along, many will say “why didn’t I think of that?”.
Others exclaim, “I DID think of that – why didn’t I capitalize on it?”.
So it goes – we chase ideas, miss ideas and far more often mistake a poor idea for a great one – we pour our hearts and wallets into these, only to see our dreams and cash swirl down some drain.
I’ve had many of those. Probably as many when I saw the folly (or feared it) so that I didn’t do that thing which seemed so clever when we first thought of it.
What I find interesting right now is this widespread notion that, unless you are a software/internet wiz under 25 and living in Silicon Valley, your ideas have marginal merit and questionable market value.
There are, truly, more ideas and innovations than ever – and with A.I. becoming more important in everything, the ‘new things’ which are smarter and less likely to implode will probably grow until our minds won’t be able to cope with the complexity, depth and volume of even one segment of it all.
Which is OK, because there will be an APP for that, but will there be a NAP after that?
I am part of the largest population bulge any graph ever knew – we aging baby-boomers. We, collectively, have more clout, more cash, more appetite for experience, more likely to live long, than any group in our demographic EVER in the history of the world. Yet clever marketers are focusing on young people with an APP for everything and good credit scores, while leaving us alone … .
This quote is along the lines of your recent musings about reaching out and making life better for yourself and other around you. I know you have seen it before but it always good to see. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.: - Buddha. Wishing you a great day Mark, RT, White Rock, BC