i am a consumer whore!

i am a consumer whore…not in the sense that i buy everything and anything that comes my way, i’m not rich enough for that.  but i am more of a consumer of content.  i read hundreds of blog posts, with hundreds more pending in my google reader, i’m subscribed to dozens of youtube channels,  when i’m out of the house i’m constantly streaming podcasts,  npr news, or some new album i’ve just purchased off iTunes…not to mention movies and tv.  and in the midst of  all this consumption…i am fooled into feeling like i am some how…getting smarter?  participating in the social conversation?  staying relevant? or feeling like i’ve accomplished something…when all i’ve been is…just another consumer.

not that consumption is itself a bad thing, consumption is necessary…but consumption without purpose, without production is just digital soul obesity.

i want to be a producer…not a consumer.  to create, take pictures, make videos, write, make music, build communities…

the innate power to create…gifted to humanity, i want to take hold of it. to live in the fullness

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