We’ve all felt it, that strike of genius that inspires us to take action and do something. The lightbulb clicking on above our heads at just the right moment when we needed that extra push to act. Ideas that resonate with us and encourage us to take up writing, running, painting, or dancing. These ideas that create motion and enable us to be our truest selves. There is nothing more powerful than an idea that sparks action and change.
In the film V for Vendetta, V mentions that “Ideas are bullet-proof”. I agree with this statement, many a martyr have been slain and their words have lived on and inspired thousands to continue with their ideas and visions for humanity. Ideas often become words, written on paper or verbalized before the masses. If you think about it you can name many people who shared their visions for the world who were, civil rights leaders, musicians, artists, writers, scientists, and leaders. A few that come to my mind would be The Beatles, Martin Luther King Jr, Charlie Chapman, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Walt Disney, Nelson Mandella, and Anthony Bourdain. Obviously, this is a short list of people whose ideas have influenced me personally. I’d assume a list created by you might share some of the same people but overall would be different due to the difference in your personal preferences and varied personal inspirations.
When we share our ideas with others, we not only put our perception of the world out there for others to relate to but for others to debate. Perhaps you see my writing here as subpar and too heavily based on opinion, that is okay. I say this is okay because I understand that not everyone sees the world as I do, I’ll be the first to admit there are a hundred sides to a story, and everyone who has ever witnessed, experienced or read about different parts of history have felt differently about things that were good or bad about those events.
Remember, do not be afraid to share your ideas. Share your ideas and be prepared for feedback from others and be willing to not only speak but to listen, as you may never know what the ideas of others may add to the table and what influence they might be for the greater good of humankind.