This idea of ignoring everybody – to me – stirs up a deeper conversation that I think few people are having.
A conversation about tuning out the many voices in our head, on our television and computer screens, in our books, on our Blackberries and iPhones, in our classrooms, and even in our families just for a moment. Why? So that we can begin tuning in to our own voice, passions, dreams, and ideas. So that we can begin discovering our own DNA.
Ignoring EVERYBODY may seem like a bold/arrogant way of doing things, but sometimes it’s a courageous idea like this that revolutionizes one’s life. Otherwise, when and how else will we come to terms with who we really are? At what point do we start answering the Who and What and Why in our own lives?
Some of the most life-changing, creative, and revolutionary moments of my life have been when I removed myself from all of the noise and all the voices, and started getting in touch with my “star player” (as Kat Williams would say) – my DNA. When I just said “SHUT UP” to all the distractions.
Interestingly, I just found out that Hugh MacLeod‘s latest book – Ignore Everybody – sort of touches on this idea from a creative standpoint. Either way, I think the conversation needs to be had.
I think I might grab a copy of this new book and spark some dialogue about this idea myself.
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May 22, 2009
Hi! I think that I have a serious problem with ignoring everyone around me and tuning in to myself. I especially have trouble tuning out my family and those ppl I let get close to me. Yet I think that you are right when you talk about how tuning others voices out helps me to tune in to my voice. I need to do that more. Who knows? Maybe the true creative genius in me will show it's awesome head!
November 21, 2009
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