Inverting the Create/Consume Ratio(Daily)
Writing daily on Medium makes me feeling less consumer, less entertained, and less in the bubble.
Since birth, parents, relatives, and friends have taught us the significance of consuming as much a possible — at least on the Western side of the world.
No, they didn’t teach that explicitly, but through the example of their life. It’s become a short-circuit between mindset and market logic, whose sparks enlight our days even now.
I’m a consumer. I’d like to say I was a consumer, but I must admit that’s not yet true. Nevertheless, something already changed in my mindset.
I mean, I feel less and less pleasure in buying things, and even things I love, like technology stuff.
When it comes to buying something, I’ve started to ask myself, “What’s the benefit for me as a person?” Unbelievable, but more often than not, the answer is “None.” Why all that has started to happen in my mind? Because I realized that consuming is for now and forgiving the future.
How the future is related to creating content? It’s a matter of persisting in the past.
Everything you buy lasts some time; then it goes into the trash, and, even before reaching the garbage, the pleasure that what we purchased gave us melts down.
Instead, the happiness of creation lasts.
Being a consumer is a well-made prison that seems like a sparkling world, and you get the awareness of being in jail only when you realize to be the copy/paste of billions of other lifeless people.
It’s good news. Freedom can begin if the ratio of create/consume is much more than one.