This post is a cry for help. I have run out of ideas of things to write. The only reason I’m writing this is that I recognise a number of you are hooked onto banter republic and I don’t want to leave you hanging. The way to deal with this addiction is to slowly wean you off like a breastfeeding mother. Dear Banter Republican, this is the beginning of the end. We have hit rock bottom.
BUT. How did we get here? And how do I ensure it doesn’t happen again? I became too serious with my life. If you always want to have fresh ideas, you can’t take life too seriously. Taking life seriously is so pointless because a lot of things are not within your control, so in the end you look really dumb for trying. The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.
I love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because I’m still looking for ideas. I think my problem is that I have really fantastic bad ideas. Others are coming up with novel ideas to end world hunger, then there’s me thinking about how I can plunge the entire world into worldwide hunger. You know, to level the playing field. I wish for a time when it was survival of the fittest. How can one man be worth $241 billion and he can’t even fight. It just shows we’ve failed as a species.
At graduation you get to wear a cap and gown, but it’s a good idea to also wear something underneath it. Which begs the question, what purpose do schools serve? Why do we have to get degrees? Why does a piece of paper validate a four year experience? And the fees you have to pay! I propose that all goverments of the world be directly responsible for the education of their citizens. Not everyone should be made to go to school. We all have that one classmate that should never have been admitted.
Education is not the answer. A man who has never gone to school might steal from a freight car; but if he has a University education, he may steal the whole rail road. It doesn’t end there either, he could end up running for mayor in the next election after the proceeds from the theft are processed. You want less thieves in your community? Stop everyone from going to school.
Ideas are like slippery fish. They seem to have a peculiar knack of getting away from us. Because of this, the creative person always has a pad and a pencil handy. When he gets an idea, he writes it down. He knows that many people have found their whole lives changed by a single great thought. By capturing ideas immediately, he doesn’t risk forgetting them. I didn’t let Banter Republic remain just a thought. In hindsight, I should have.
Ideas without action are worthless. To make great ideas a reality, we must act, experiment, fail, adapt, and learn on a daily basis. As long as your resolution is something personal and something that will improve your life, or make you feel better then it’s a good resolution. Think Big, think rich, think forwards, believe in yourself and always have your next ideas ready to turn into ventures for the future. Get a job.
Ideas won’t work unless you do.
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