The End of Mediocrity
There are many credos, mantras, affirmations, culture speak, news speak and other forms of written communication all aimed at making you or the people around you better.
These devices work. Don’t stop using them.
Here is one to add to the list: Stop making crappy things.
Think of all the things that you do in a day and now consider how many of those things are meaningful, worthwhile, thoughtful, or remarkable. My guess (and I am an optimist) is very few.
I am guilty of this too. I try to create beautiful and useful things. Apps like Mixr and Cybrus. Emails that are meaningful and unpretentious. Blog posts that are short and the point. Yet I fail.
This kind of failure is OK, since it goes back to what Ira told us about taste. You know you are capable of amazing things right? You know it’s in you right? If no one has told you that before, then let me be the first to tell you: You have greatness in there, go let it out. Just don’t make anymore crap!
If we all agreed to stop making crappy things and focused instead on things that we are proud of. Things are beautiful and remarkable I think it would do more good than just about anything else I can think of.
So long mediocristan.