Here’s the thing with truly intelligent people: they don’t need to hide behind a concept to inflate their meta. If an idea is truly worthwhile, it will catch on. The problem with “the youth” today is that we’ve forgotten that generally the best ideas start small, and gradually grow. However, we conduct our lives similar to a Youtube channel: we mask hollows idea behind clean fonts, feigned-irony, and a desire to “change the conversation.” We expect that after doing this for just a little bit, our ideas will go “viral” and we will suddenly be successful overnight. I’m sorry, but that’s not how life works. Remember Kony?
What we fail to understand is that even those people we see who go “viral”—both on the internet, and in other areas of life—typically didn’t just B.S. some idea. They worked hard, they experienced major self doubt, waited years, and even had concepts fail.
Basically if you have an idea, that’s great—we need people who can think big. But remember to scale your ego and your ambitions; things take time.