6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person [link]

Do the math: How much of your time is spent consuming things other people made TV, music, video games, websites versus making your own? Only one of those adds to your value as a human being.

via 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person | Cracked.com.

An interesting post by the great David Wong over at Cracked. What really stood out for me was the quoted line above. I’ve been trying to become more of a contributor to the internet lately, whether via blog posts or my artwork. Sometimes one forgets that all those helpful reviews and articles you’re browsing were created by someone else taking the time to write and post them. I’m trying to be more of a contributor/creator and less of a consumer. I think of it as an internet version of “carbon credits” — each time you get something useful from a blog post, you should add a useful post yourself.

Be sure to check out other posts by Wong, good stuff.


2 thoughts on “6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person [link]

  1. I agree that you should pay back when you read a good blog post. However, comments (such as what I’m doing right now, ironically) really don’t count. Yes, they’re more likely to get read, which is a plus. But the medium is the message: comment sections are a damaged medium, because the entry barrier is near zero and they’re so frequently misused. So your thoughts will automatically count for less than if you linked and posted on your own blog.

    1. Agreed on blog post comments. My thought was that you can post on any topic in “return”, doesn’t need to be on the same thought or subject. Creating and contributing is the key.

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