Set it and forget it

Before our blogger-to-reader relationship goes any further, there’s something you need to know about me. You’ve probably already figured it out, and you may have even heard this from other people, but the only way to know for sure is if you hear it from me.

I fall in love with ideas a lot more than I should.

There. Now it’s all out there for everyone to see. I’m glad I got that off my chest. Of course, embedded within this confession is a strong sense of idealism but a lack of real action, but trust me, I’m working on it. Websites and organizations like Leadnow and Kickstarter make me believe that change in the digital age really is possible. Movements run on stories, creativity, socialization, and dedicated leadership. After all of that is influence (be it through trend-setting, celebrity backing, network of allies, etc) and monetary support.

Let’s get rid of the mindless and become more mindful. Swap out last year’s fatalism for this year’s involvement. College students of the world unite! We’ve got this.

Last chance

Maybe it’s time I stop replying with “You’re only young once.” Youth is not an excuse – perhaps better to say you wanted to do something because it was yours for the taking. But what does that say about how we make our decisions? A lot of us are familiar with the idea of “reckless youth,” but what is it when the youth  wears off?

I’m aware of how young I am; this is just something I’ve been thinking about for a while.

Youth. On a somewhat related note, my friends and I were around a lot of high school kids (and their parents) at the concert last night. Seeing their attempts to be independent individuals while being dependent conformists made me realize something: We are getting a bit too old for pop-punk shows. We are no longer a part of that target demographic, or we’re at least starting to break away from it.