If I had a choice to live on or off of the Internet, I might choose to live off of it because of several reason. The one main reason I would rather live off line is because I prefer to be private and not share that much. It is for this reason it has taken me so long to get moving with this blog… I rather “take info in” then to dish it out… and with a blog, you have to Dish it Out.
When I read about something or see some video that is interesting I tend to keep it to myself, not eager to share it with the world. Sure, I may email a few close friends and share it with them, but in the bigger scheme of things, I tend not to share it with the entire Internet community. This is a big mistake if you want to pave your future.
The power of the Internet simply is it’s multiplication of information for everyone’s benefit. It is our human nature to constantly be on the lookout for new stimulus and knowledge.
The reason people are addicted to the internet is because they cant get enough stimulus. This is the power of the Internet in a nutshell. Information avalanche! Now this is a good thing for humanity for sure, but to live on the net, meaning making a living and such, it can be daunting and some would rather not learn how to conquer this massive heap of information.
It could be considered a mistake not to leverage this opportunity, but on the same token, not absolutely everyone is cut out for this endeavor. I’m not even sure if I can continue with this blog, and some of the projects I am working on aimlessly. And there are others who have no interest in learning about the Internet opportunities as well.
It’s important to know what you want from the Internet. Most people probably really are only after information to solve a problem or to consume information to fill their appetite. Information is inherently human, and we all have an insatiable desire for it, often desiring it aimlessly in circles. Also known as information overload.
My advise is to learn a simple truth, often ignored. Know what you want! It’s that simple, and with this truth in hand, it is easier to navigate and utilize the Internet to your fullest advantage.