Information Overload

Information Overload. This is what our generation has to deal with. The world wide web has opened up knowledge to everything, anywhere. We’re faced with so many options at every fork we stop at. We’re given the liberty to choose what lies ahead of us. Is it good to have all these choices and possibilities? Is this where creativity is bred? Perhaps, all of the above is true. At the very end, an individual’s determination and passion guides them.  So many successful people reach where they are because of passion and not until you look backwards their life story begins to connect. After reading “What should I do with my life?” by Po Bronson, I found a few concluding remarks to be inspiring:

“A calling is not something you know, it’s something you grow into, through trials and mistakes. Work should be like life–sometimes fun, sometimes, moving, and defined by meaningful events. Attack your fears, rather than shy away from them. Bring what you do in alignment with who you are. Freedom is the confidence that you can live within the means of something you’re passionate about. Failure’s hard, but success at the wrong thing can lock you in forever. Don’t be seduced by artificial love. Be open to defining experience. Nothing helps like knowing you’re not alone. There’s a powerful transforming effect when you surround yourself with like-minded people. Things you work hardest for are the things you will most treasure.” -p434

Reading this book feels like a printed version of listening to grandpas and grandmas words of wisdom or their personal experience. This is what’s so fascinating about reading these stories or talking to people. It reinforces how each individual is unique and how behind each personal (from anybody) experience is a lesson. I also stumble upon Steve’s Job Commencement Address on youtube. It was more intriguing than I anticipated.  here’s an excerpt that I like:

” Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”  (SJ’s Commencement Address at Stanford)


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