Thursday, April 19, 2012
We're learning how to unicycle.
I don't watch whole lot of TV, but if you do, you may have noticed that people on TV don't watch a whole lot of TV. That's because the writers of the show make their character's (fake) lives sufficiently interesting and fulfilling to eliminate the need to live vicariously through others. If they didn't, you probably (hopefully) wouldn't watch. If you saw people on TV watching TV, you'd probably hit the channel + or - button in quick fashion, but perhaps a better option would be the larger red button at the top of the remote. Then you could go out and star in your own personal TV series with a cast, crew and story lines of your choosing and the whole world as your audience. Get away from the routine! Do something! Start something! Make something! This may not seem to be a profound undertaking, but it becomes more so when you realize that the only thing most of the people around you have made recently is money... whatever that is.
If this guy doesn't get you motivated to set out and chase all your dreams, then nothing will. I'll be participating in his film festival this summer. I encourage everyone to do the same.