The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. – Burke
Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. – Aristotle
I love reading quotes like these because it seems doing nothing has become something of a badge of honor. Too many businesses hoping for a huge payday so they can go lay on a beach somewhere. Too many people playing the lottery and hoping for much of the same. Too few are doing things that matter.
I feel the tide is changing: from working towards the elusive carefree life, to working towards making an impact. People want to make a difference and are hungry for making and doing things that matter. Although I feel like we are more inclined than ever to waste time, it’s a trick. Wasting time doing something meaningless is still doing nothing; it just has a different flavor.
Games, TV, movies. What could you have made with that hour? What could you have created? How could you have made an impact?