We did a lot of stupid things when we were kids. Ate things we shouldn’t have, wore raincoats on sunny days, destroyed perfectly good toys to try a make something else. Growing up I legitimately believed that we had a magic drawer because every time we opened this one drawer we found new flyers in it. We discovered months later that the flyers from the shelf above were just sliding down into the lower shelf.
The Lion ,The Witch and the %40 off all appliances sale.
Its surprising how much of an impact our childhood has on us. Some of histories greatest minds have found their life callings because of random events in their childhood. Marie Curie, the founder of Radium became obsessed with science when she wandered into her fathers room and saw all of his laboratory equipment.
Charles Darwin found himself obsessed with anything nature against the wishes of his father. This obsession, this otaku ,led to the publishing of The Origin of Species, which rocked the world at its release.
Sooner or later something seems to call out to us onto a particular path. You may remember this “something” as a signal calling in childhood when an urge out of nowhere, a fascination, a peculiar turn of events struck like annunciation: This is what I must do, this is what I’ve got to have.
-Mastery, Robert Greene
We’re asked what we want to be or do in our teenage years, the worst possible time to ask if you ask me. Instead of asking what we want to be, maybe instead we should ,”How do you want to change the world?”
Rewind back to your childhood. What consumed you back then? Any link to what you do or what still fascinates you today?
Personally I was a space nut. I had books on space, I was on the internet reading about planets and the solar system, and watching movies and shows that involved space. Today I still watch movies and documentaries on space travel and I pray that commercial space travel someday becomes a reality.
To those of you who are lost and don’t know where to go with your lives, I say this.
Close your eyes (….well read this list first)
Rewind back to your childhood
What fascinated you back then?
Dose it still fascinate you?
Is this fascination something you could use to help the world?