February 4, 2014 at 21:49 #334StrangerMastermind
Picture above looks Photoshop’ed, right? Nevemind…
So, how often it happens when you’re inspired by something, or maybe, someone?
- You’re watching some sports event and suddenly you start to really want to engage in this kind of sport?
- Watching some extreme video, lots of them on YouTube, and want to, well maybe not to do exactly same what these crazy guys doing, but at least something… ehgm… adrenalizing?
- Maybe even… guess what? Playing video game and want to become like the main game character?
- Or another example, playing video game and so much excited about game mechanics that you want to master this game to be a pro?
Hell, it’s basically everything, you may read book, listen music, watch cinema, and got inspired either by people who are doing something or by professional activity they perform.
Does this happens to you?
To me it happens quite often, it seems.
I’ve became a programmer inspired just by computers and the awesome things they can do and it looks like I wanted to be a man who makes them do awesome things that I want them to do.
I’ve became engaged in capoeira by plaing Tekken 5 on PS2. Oh, Christie Monteiro! =)
I’ve started to play on many musical instruments inspired simply by various music I love to listen.
And so on…
Inspiration is great thing, it makes us feel alive, or actually living life, when we try to perform that activities, we got inspired by.
There is only one thing, that makes me really sad sometimes – inspiration doesn’t last for a long time.
I’m glad that for me it at least not goes away very quickly, usually it lasts few months, sometimes even years.
But unfortunately it slowly goes down anyway. Some people dive headlong into new activities almost evey day, but they usually cool down very fast.
I’m not from this kind, I’m kinda slower.
But what I’m asking myself about: is this normal? Is this normal that interest falls in time? I guess the answer is yes and it’s in human nature to find different things to engage in our lives.
Neverthless, there are people that dedicated whole life to one kind of activity, say it’s science, or music, or sport.
Sometimes I really want to be like these people and when I lost interest in something I previously did with excitement, I force myself to do this to “light the fire” of interest.
Usually it works, but I was never able to achieve the level of initial excitement, when I do this.