I know what some of you are thinking; “Why give a shit what a LA based rapper has to say?” Only because Earl is voicing a very real collective concern larger than himself within this generation, that’s why.
We are too afraid of being ‘average’, even successful hip hop artists like him apparently.
You’re in your underwear eating a bowl of cereal when you find out science is getting closer to synthetically creating entire genomes, to realizing that one product making plastic wrap actually usable is something you could have thought of years ago. (Seriously though, plastic wrap makes me feel insignificant every time I try and use it.)
These thoughts rush into our minds and we sometimes can feel left out. Searching for understanding, we naturally gravitate towards one another. Be easily influenced, not easily persuaded; hysteria is dangerous.
Remember no one is an absolute authority on deciding if anything is worth spending our limited moments on. We build this world up to tear it down together as one.
There’s something humbling about being able to tap into people’s worldly contributions at the expense of just a few thumb scrolls. We have a privilege of not just discovering who we are, but also who we are most alike.
Someone out in the world will be better than you at literally everything you think you are good at, and that’s okay.
Realize that everyones’ actions are just precursors to anothers’ observations leading to potentially large and impactful decisions. Genetically, you are at the least about 1/50th away from being Earl, along with anyone else.
What’s considered “sub-par” by many can move masses, hell just think of western foreign diplomacy!
Don’t be complacent, stay hungry, be the best at who you are, and what you potentially are capable of will come after. Appreciate the act of creation itself, not its inherent value over anything else.
The only thing that matters is that you are doing it.