What blows my mind is that I live in a world of robots.
A robot is an artificial agent and has some ability to make choices based on the environment, often using a preprogrammed sequence.
When I look around every day, I notice how many people are following a preprogrammed sequence, and it blows my mind. Everywhere we go, we are informed of our rules, our new programming sequences, to make sure we stay inside our little box and are kept in check.
Some depressing sequences people get stuck in:
- Morning routines: alarm set for 7am, get into shower, brush teeth, go to school/work, don't think, don't think, don't think.
- 9-5 jobs: get to work at the same time every day, do the same boring routine desk job every day, leave exactly at 5pm, get stuck in traffic, don't think, don't think, don't think
- The typical life sequence: be born, 18 years of school, party hard, find a girl, steady job, settle down, have kids, retire, be grandparents, death, everyone does it so I will too, don't think
- The comfort zone: live in the same house in the same town for your whole life, go to the same small corner grocery store every saturday, visit the same church service every sunday, drink with your buddies at the same bar every friday since high school, fear of change, be safe, don't think
It seems the group of people who think for themselves is a small one. It's much easier to have your life dictated for you, then to create a unique one for yourself.
Real skateboarding doesn't have a set of predefined rules, or a preprogrammed sequence you're supposed to follow. It's much like art in that way.
Be a robot. Draw a robot. Or be something different. Whatever makes you happy.