Sometimes your ideas that you believe are the best, most eye-catching, or useful, will actually be the ones that other people don't care about. Maybe you put a bunch of effort into making your vision a reality, you're excited, and you know for sure that people are going to love it. It's one of those things you're just so excited about that you can't stop thinking about it, and you're enjoying the process so much that you talk about it to everyone.
Have you felt this way about a project before? It may even be a simple task, a dream, a hobby, etc. It feels great to be a part of something big, and usually it's refreshing if you haven't felt that way in a while.
But, what if no one likes it? What happens if you put in the time, the emotions, the energy, and the effort, but no one cares? How do you react in that situation?
The world is made of ideas, and frankly, some of them suck. But no one wants to be the guy with the sucky ideas. So, we try to hide them.
I've been thinking about attitude lately. Having the right attitude in life changes everything. The thing is, you're probably going to have more crappy ideas than good ones. It's true. Some of the greatest thinkers in history were wrong about a lot of things, so chances are, you're going to be wrong with some of your ideas as well. Me too!
Let's go back to that question - how do you react in that situation? Well, if you're only happy about a project/idea because you have hopes of other people acknowledging it, you might have the wrong attitude. I'm learning to live for the sake of living, and not caring at all about whether anyone notices. That may seem selfish, but it's actually very freeing.
You're not in debt to the world, so why live that way? I say screw it. It starts with having the right attitude - everything else will fall in place.