051 | It’s not difficult to be exceptional

Mitchel Lensink
Feb 20, 2021
1 min read

It’s not difficult to be exceptional, all you need to do is persevere when others would’ve quit.

As I’ve mentioned multiple times before, these Monologues are mostly notes to self. A note to self is basically a reminder for yourself in the future. A message to future-you, if you will. Today’s Monologue is specifically a message to future-Mitch.

I want to make record of what I currently think is a good way to approach my role, you know, in life and society and such. The trouble is, I haven’t been able to formulate a proper thought on it. All I have it a few loose hints of thoughts but those will suffice for now.

Anyway, I guess I just want to say that for the next few years I’d like to zoom out a little with my work and operate on more of a macro-level. With that I mean that I hope to be a documentarian of the time I live in. I wish to keep a perspective that allows me to point my camera at stuff that’s exemplary for the present time. Seek out stories that are good representations of 2021 and beyond.

To accomplish this, I think it’s a good idea to keep a clear vision of the general tendencies in our world but then look for details. I believe it’s the details that allow you to paint a proper picture of the macro-movements we currently have going on. The details are what make the story. What give body to bigger shifts in our culture.

I know this is all easier said that done and that this might all sound hopelessly pretentious and delusional when I read back on this a few years from now. At least the progress I’ve made in my thinking will then show. For now, this is just to let my future self know where my head is at right now.

That’s enough of the rambling for today.

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