When telling some people about my work on Open Empire, the same thing comes up again and again … and it just makes me wonder:
“before you asked me this, did you listen to one single word I already just said only moments ago?”
It would seem to be a no-brainer as to why these questions and expectations are unreasonable and stupid … and yet, people keep doing it … so I won’t keep you in suspense any longer, I’ll tell you what it is.
People keep asking me to meaningfully summarise the entirety of my 25+ year obsession (riding on the shoulders of the work of a great many others – some of whom died before I was born) in 3 sentences or 3 minutes (at most), or some equally arbitrary amount of words or time to suit their particular attention deficit disorder.
Now … if I had just said: “hey I’ve got this great idea for opening a gift store”, or a cafe, florist, or some other equally common business which has existed for generations – fine, maybe your question would be reasonable, but it’s not is it … and as I likely already told you: I’m talking about fundamentally transforming the flawed foundations of civilisation, developing every single required system and strategy both for initial implementation, transition from the status-quo, and everything else required for the ultimate destination of the whole vision … this is so far beyond anything you’ve likely seen before.
NOW … even that description above doesn’t begin to describe it, and though I may be able to say it well under than 3 minutes, my point is this:
- IF the most amount of attention span you can give me is somewhere between 3 sentences and 3 minutes;
- THEN PLEASE just say “I’m sorry, but I just don’t really give a fuck if we have a planet to live on, or which species are going extinct, or if someone’s being exploited … I just don’t care … and I am about to go take some drugs and fuck some superficial women with self esteem issues, so I really haven’t got time for this”;
- AND IF YOU’D JUST BE HONEST LIKE THAT (or whatever the equivalent case may be), then we can both move on without wasting our time, because I don’t want to talk to you either if this is all I am going to get.
I feel so much better getting that off my chest … thanks for listening … and I hope some of you can relate and are laughing 😉