I think there is no better time to be living in this world than today. With the power of the internet at our disposal, a lot has been achieved and more is yet to be achieved. Heck, this blog exists because of it. These are good times. However, this is also the most confusing time for the newer generations. Let me explain.
Just the other day, I was watching a super rare interview of The Undertaker. He was talking about his career, what it took for him to get to where he is as an icon and the challenges. When he was asked about the new generation of wrestlers, things got interesting. He talked of how the newer generation looks up to the greats like Ric Flair, The Rock and Stone Cold but fail to be their own person. Instead of them being their own person, they try so hard to be their idols which fails miserably.
What’s even interesting is when they are training, they normally do it with legends who give them all kinds of advice, which kind of makes them look like this in the end.
I believe this is a perfect example of what is happening in the world. Let me now use practical examples. Say, you have had issues with relationships and would love for them to get better. What do you do? Go to Google for answers. It might seem funny but I know millions of people do every single day. Me included. The search engine gives you a butt load of answers ranging from books to blog articles. Suppose, you don’t want to buy a book, you opt for a blog post.
For the most part, blog posts are normally harmless. The problem lies with the varying opinions people have about things. Back to the relationship example, you might read one article that tells you that you don’t do enough to keep the relationship stable while another blog tells you that it was the other person who failed to commit. In the end, you only get half-truths which leave you more confused than before.
Here’s another example. You know these ads you get on social media about training that show you how be all sorts of things from being a good blogger to having a happy life. Everyone has seen at least one ad. I see dozens every day. Say, you attend one masterclass and learn some new profound truth that changes your perspective for good. There is no better feeling than new profound faith. Don’t get me wrong, those classes are great. You’ll most likely love it to a point that you might pay for the course.
The issue comes in that there are so many masterclasses out there that talk about every topic out there. So, when you pay for one, you are only going to learn one aspect when there are infinite aspects in this life.For example, you take a course about being happy then see an ad on how to be rich. This is where things get interesting. What now?
We have all this information but we seem not to make use of it. As The Undertaker says in the interview, you have all kinds of advice but you fail to make it your own. We fail to apply it to our own scenarios. Instead we hope to have the same experience as our mentors and then maybe we might apply it. The problem is that everyone has their own unique experience. What works for me won’t work for you. What I know about blogging right now won’t make sense to other bloggers I know.
Own these nuggets of wisdom. Suppose you read a book about attaining riches, how will you apply it in your own life? Will you start saving more? Be more cautious of your expenses or will you cut some unnecessary expenditure? How will it apply in your life?
That, people, is the most important question. It is said that the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know a lot of things. To be honest, there won’t be a point in life where you will comprehend everything.That thwarts the whole point of curiosity. The best you can do is make the best out of what you know. That alone is enough for you to be someone great in life.
Make good use of it.