The Internet was only created going on 30 years ago.
Think of all the technologies, skills and jobs that have been born from the influence of the web.
What I do today, programmer and design websites and apps — even writing on this blog — was barely a thing when I was born. And there’s countless others like me who could say the same.
Imagine telling your younger self you would make a living creating videos on YouTube.
Or that you would build world-wide communication tools for iPhones and Androids.
Or that you would create and sell your music or products through an online store.
If my two year old self could talk, he would be like, “What’s a YouTube?”
And then there are people like my younger sister who never knew anything but the internet. It’s just a thing that’s always existed for her and others her age and younger.
I remember when Steve Job’s announce the iPad.
Now kids are born with iPads in their hands. And streaming 4K HDR video. And wifi. And electric cars.
The biggest insight we can glean from this is ‘that everything around us was made by people like us’. We have the opportunity to dream up ideas like the Internet if we want to. Or to figure out how to colonize the solar system. Or whatever creative idea that floats your boat.
We worry about ‘finding our passion’ and what we want to do with our lives, but it seems silly compared to the fact that the majority of what we do today was invented only recently.
What you were born to do may not even be invented yet.
So go invent it.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #522