The itch to create

one of my scholarship candidates took his first 3-day “think week,” inspired by Bill Gates’ off-the-grid solo retreats.

he told me how at first, with no phone or computer to distract him, he was a little stir-crazy. but then he started reading. writing. recording himself. writing some more. getting fired up about his career.

all of us have a little chef inside, an inventor. and it wants to make things. but every time we scroll a news feed, we starve it the resources (headspace) it needs to create.

humans are meant to build, not consume. it’s just easier to consume. few understand this.