maybe it’s the context that my life moves in, but it irks me often enough to notice announcements, or calls for volunteers or signups, where the phrase, “if you’re interested“, is added to the wording.. it’s such deflating, weakening language.. takes any lift out of the sails.. you don’t hear NetFlix or Starbucks or Coca-Cola or Brand X making their announcements with the little introductory “if you’re interested”.. you hear: buy! you want this! space is limited! hurry! act now! Just do it! It’s an active voice! If someone doesn’t want to do something, or isn’t interested, they can make their own decision.
lately, I’ve enjoyed several conversations to talk about ideas and possibilities and dreams with no boundaries.. it’s been so invigorating.. I’m starting to get the connection between ideas and the possibility of turning them into reality through possibly fleshing out a project, starting a business, joining a organization.. it’s the thrill of seeing an idea come into existence, more than the action-oriented doingness of it, that excites me.. it’s that creative process ex nihilo.. now with my technology and theology background, I’m missing a big piece of economic / financial feasibility, so my desire to see things happen or a new business startup has a big vulnerability b/c most of me doesn’t care about how much money it might make (as the typical businessman would be into making money), but for me, it’s seeing new business services come into being that gets my imaginative juices flowing.. and that’s about all I can say about them, lest my ideas get taken by somebody else 🙂