“Do You Remember When You were Young?” – 01. Juni 2010 revisited, #stopmakingsense

Die folgenden Zeilen schrieb ich Anfang Juni 2010(!), und – wie ich gerade bemerke – in English. Ah, good old times. Die Zeilen scheinen mir heute aktueller denn je. Enjoy!

Via A Lyric a Day.

Why do we forget our childhood dreams? Our supernatural powers? Our infinite freedom and independence? Why do we integrate into what we once hated?

Why don’t we change the world? Why don’t we start with our office? Why don’t we start on our floor? At the water cooler? The kitchen where we meet the other girls and guys from the office?

Why do we just talk – and don’t dare to act accordingly?

We knew what to do when we were young! We knew we were right! Are we wrong now? Did the world change? Did the office become a better place? Did anything change?

We changed. We stopped dreaming. We stopped fighting. We stopped developing. We started working. We started a carreer.

Come on! What kind of career might that possibly be/come, when we all are the same, mass-manufactured? When nobody dares to step out of the line? When nobody dares to change anything? When we celebrate incremental changes, milimeters of deviation from average as a big win, a breakthrough?

Come on! Stop making sense! Start thinking! You will never become famous, if you hide in the masses. You will never change anything, if you don’t change yourself.

Be a Spark! Change the Game! Leave a Mark!

Aber ist das nicht genau das Ding, das wir heute der jüngeren Generation unterstellen? Unseren Kindern, die schließlich von uns zu dem erzogen wurden, was wir heute da draußen beklagen? Da sind wir wohl in der Breite kein bißchen besser!?

In diesem Sinne!