Sync up the mind of your ambition.
Just as non-profits can benefit from an infusion of outside professional skills, so too can government leaders. That is essentially the premise behind San Francisco-based Fuse Corps, who are attempting to tackle the most pressing problems in the US by enlisting entrepreneurial professionals for one-year fellowships with visionary governors, mayors or social entrepreneurs. READ MORE…
As we venture down the long corridors of a perceptually diverse inevitable future, we must ask ourselves; what is our reasoning behind such a journey? I feel that the global consciousness is now emerging as a unified force and that has helped us to concentrate our individually allocable resources to better the environment around us. It is preposterous to presume that we have not kept up mentally with the exponential technological and philosophical advancements. As with every type of growth, however, we are bound by the laws of the infallible “bell curve”. There will be those at the forefront of this evolution of consciousness and then the urgency and the efficiency of the movement will diminish throughout the spread of the rest of the population. The idea of understanding the effectiveness of this change on a bell curve comes from the intuitive idea that information has not yet reached its full potential and is not yet capable of encompassing and empowering every individual. That is the ultimate goal and only then we will see the world plateau in consciousness and allow for the development of generalized ideologies.
Now the danger of such thought is that it is always attached to ideologies of communal societies, however, at some level, we must think that way without having to sacrifice our free will. This should be the goal of our ambition, the driving force of our curiosity, and the underlying reasons behind our innovations. We must understand that our growth does effect those around us and causing a ripple with a globalized system is a monumental feat. Up till now, we have sought for innovation in comfort, but now I believe we must changing our focus towards innovations of sustainability. Our ambition does not need to be diffused, it needs to be able to intuitively search for a purpose. I must have the ability to tune my ambition into the ambition of others for it to bear any fruit.
Ambition is our free will, it is our righteous conflict with the world and our greatest connection to it. Without it, we are no different than animals, we are a herd living for the sake of dying at a later time. With it, we are kings, we are leaders, we are revolutionaries, and to a point, we are insane. If we take ambition and blend it with our insecurities towards our future, we are left with an isolated movement. We can no longer afford such movements as they are retroactively effecting our growth. We must strive to find interest within the elements of growth to attach our ambition to and allow us to grow further. The truth is that that is where we are headed. We are capable of taking any industry, any institution, any ideology and look at it through our new microscopes of understanding and by piecing all of our studies together, find a cure or a modification that allows that particular element to further sustain itself.
It is great for us to use free will to fight the battles effecting the individual but, at the end of the day, they are just battles within a greater war and to win the war, we must think about all the fronts and find the one where we feel we will be able to be most effective. That is the duty of the people at the top of the curve and that will soon become the duty of everyone. The deterioration of institutional education, the systematic decline of hierarchical regimes, and the growth of entrepreneurs should give us the platform which we need to understand that purposeful ambition can belittle all evil and uplift all societies. As a global force we should encourage ambition and that is not an idea that is shockingly new. Democracy, capitalism, and the internet are all tools that we have built to encourage ourselves to pursue greatness. The problem has been our philosophical insignificance within the big picture and thus, we have not felt the need to grow with others but to survive on our own.
Some people may see this as being the epitome of our domestication and some people may see this to be a war against our primal nature. I see it to be a natural process in our evolution or creation, we are meant to follow our ambition for the greater good. We can search for more concrete answers if we want to, but this is the only logical solution to our problems that will not ignite the fury of God or insult the irrelevant distinctions between societies. This is not a message put out for a small group of people, this is a message for us all built from the perceptions of the individuals.
About a year ago we wrote about Nokero’s effort to replace kerosene with solar-powered light bulbs in the developing world, and recently we came across a like-minded initiative that takes such goals even further. Based in Bangalore, India, Simpa Networks has developed a new pricing model that aims to make household solar energy systems “radically affordable” to the 1.6 billion consumers around the world who currently have no access to electricity. READ MORE…
View from the Window at Le Gras (La cour du domaine du Gras) was the first successful permanent photograph, created by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 at Saint-Loup-de-Varennes.
Nicéphore Niépce captured the photo with a camera obscura focused onto a sheet of 20 × 25 cm oil-treated bitumen. As a result of the 8-hour exposure, sunlight illuminates the buildings on both sides.
Remember now how amazing it is to have a camera phone and access to cheap digital cameras. Now get snapping.