There are many people who have changed the world. In the times they started out they may have not been noticed. Changing the world sometimes starts as a very lonely journey.
Some didn’t have Kickstarter, Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms to publish or publicize their work.
In some cases the change they initiated challenged the status quo in such a brazen way people avoided them. In some instances the attention they drew meant pushback.
Despite this, they cared more about a better world than an orderly status quo.
This is because they dared to challenge the status quo. Today the world is better for it. There will always be push back when you attempt to do something different.
There are skeptics and critics to push through but do it anyway. Dare.
Don’t just get to it; get to it your way. On your terms. Doing what has already been done and in ways it has already been done does not change anything. It just keeps things the same.
It should annoy you, upset you, make you angry that what you do can be likened to something else.
Whatever context you seek to bring about change, to make things better, you have to start by not copying. Learn from other people but blaze your own path.
‘Blind copying’ will mean you create something that has already is or has been. Don’t let a lack of historical reference for what you want you create get in the way.
The world is getting fatigue with the same things in different packaging. Create something fresh. New.
You best better the world by doing only what you can do with your own flare.
Are you born a writer? Were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action. Do it or don’t do it. – Steven Pressfield
Be bold. Be /ˈherətik/.