People keep on bringing up Infinite Jest when they talk about my work, which kind of scares me.
This probably has to do with flying too close to the sun, but whatever. Someone has to do it, or else all of you will keep sitting in front of your TVs wasting away.
Anyway, enough about that. I’m going to make this post short and sweet.
A few years ago, when I was living in a loft with ten people, one of my roommates moved out and left a lot of crap behind.
A few days later they found him dead on the roof of a New York City bar. He’d overdosed on some sort of drug he shouldn’t have been doing.
For the next few years, his crap sat around in boxes in our a workshop — a frustrating reminder of a person that no longer existed.
Every time we thought about getting rid of it, someone would say “but maybe someone wants it.” And they’d make a half-hearted attempt to contact someone who maybe cared about this guy’s crap.
No one cared.
They still don’t. The crap is probably still sitting in boxes inside The Schoolhouse waiting for someone who will never come to pick it up.
To make it worse, I didn’t even really like the guy that much.
I guess this blog just came about because I realized that the only way people would remember me was if I changed the world.
This blog isn’t about living and working from anywhere. It’s about remembering why the frak you’re on this planet every single day.
What are you doing? Nothing? How can you stand that?
You’re here to try to change the world, if you don’t no one will remember you when you’re gone.
A few weeks ago my girlfriend and I broke up.
It isn’t easy having a location independent boyfriend.
Sticking around while someone continues to try to change the world day after day after day gets old after awhile. We were headed in different directions.
Wendy couldn’t stay in Neverland forever.
I’ve decided that working 2 hours a day is overrated.
Yes, it was fun figuring out how to do it, but eventually you realize that the other 22 hours in a day could be dedicated to changing the world. So, why not start doing that instead?
I’ll be launching something in the next few weeks that will change the worlds of a few people who want to work less and change more. I’ll give you a shout, and you’ll have an opportunity to join.
I’ve decided to enroll in Yoga teacher training here in San Francisco. I’ve been practicing Yoga for over three years at a place called Yoga to the People, and I now is the time to deepen that practice.
So I’ll be staying in San Francisco at least until the end of the year, practicing.
I’ve been going to Yoga almost every day. It keeps me balanced. It keeps me healthy. It keeps me from ending up on a roof.
Yoga is the single most important element in my life.
And I want to help bring that decisive element into the lives of others.
That’s why I keep tweeting “come to Yoga with me, it’s for everyone.”
Because it is for everyone, the mantra of Yoga to the People exemplifies this.
I’ve been there while a fat lady did Yoga next to Drew Barrymore and Mary Kate Olson, and they were equals.
The yoga practice brought them closer together.
Yoga might even save the world, because…
Everyone’s in everyone.
The real point of everything is this:
No one is going to remember you because of the junk you bought. They might even keep it in boxes for infinite years while they debate whether anyone cares (they don’t.)
What they’ll remember is the work that you did to try and change the world.
Most people don’t realize that we started with the destruction of the planet, and every day thus forth has been dedicated to fighting to reclaim what we’ve lost.
As some of you know, Starbuck led Lee to Earth, then she disappeared. Despite that, no one will forget her, ever.
My point is this:
If you’re not waking up every single day and trying to be a leader…
If you’re not waking up every single day and trying to make work that matters…
If you’re not waking up every single day and trying to start a dance party…
…no one is going to care.
That’s just one more day wasted in front of the TV or driving your stupid people wheel pod.
You can do better than that.