If You Are Pissed Off, Just Follow It Through.

It goes without saying that everybody is pissed off with something. But if you have the guts to follow it through, you can unleash your creativity. And not surprisingly it is totally natural.

The only people who can change the world are people who want to. And not everybody does.

Human beings have this thing I call the Pissed Off Gene. It’s that bit of our psyche that makes us utterly dissatisfied with our lot, no matter how kindly fortune smiles upon us.

Its there for a reason. Back in our early caveman days being pissed off made us more likely to get off our butt, get out of the cave and into the tundra hunting woolly mammoth, so we’d have something to eat for supper. It’s a survival mechanism. Damn useful then, damn useful now.

It’s this same Pissed Off Gene that makes us want to create anything in the first place: drawings, violin sonatas, meat packing companies, websites. This same gene drove us to discover how to make a fire, the wheel, the bow and arrow, indoor plumbing, the personal computer, the list is endless.

Part of understanding the creative urge is understanding that it’s primal. Wanting to change the world is not a noble calling; it’s a primal calling.

-- Excerpt from How To Be CREATIVE by Hugh MacLeod ( http://gapingvoid.com)

Everybody have tons of ideas on how to change the world. If not the ‘world’ as in the entire world, it could be the world as in ‘my world’ or the world as in  ‘world of somebody’. The difference between those who could change the world, and those who could not lies in whether those ideas have been believed in and followed through.


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