June 2nd, 2021
Evolution is determined by those who act, and the same who act also determine our history and our future.
It’s not abnormal for me to get ahead of myself, so let me start over.
Let’s say you’re a cave-person, and you find yourself faced with a sabertooth tiger. If you decide to stop and think about what to do, you will be eaten. If you instinctively run away, you may actually survive, not only to live another day, but to make cave-babies who will carry on your genetic traits of being a quick thinker and fast runner.
This is the basic idea behind what we are: human beings, whether you consciously concern yourself with it or not, are just constantly thinking about how to survive at all times.
The people who act live on, both personally and through their legacy.
There are so many writers who are far better at this writing stuff than me. Seriously, it’s not even close. I know some of them personally.
But the reason you’ve probably read something I’ve written (like this very post) and nothing they have is because I am always doing. Doing is writing, doing is sharing, doing is publishing, doing is making my work as available to as many people as possible, doing is going to conventions, doing is self-promotion, doing is talking about who I am and what I do at fairly frequent intervals (at hopefully appropriate times).
And, for better or for worse, those who act are remembered more than those who don’t.
This isn’t a post about hustle. In fact, I wish I were more chill. This post should make you think about what it is you want to do and how you’d like to influence and touch those around you, for now and forever.
You can either be a part of evolution, a part of history, or you can be lost as it happens around you.
You can be your own damn path, or just a step in someone else’s.