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Let me start todayâs email with a story. I once cut an orange in half, saw that it was red on the inside, amd assumed it was an abomination of a fruit called a grapefruit. But I decided not to be wastefulâI braced myself for the disgusting taste, and bit into it with a scowl on my face. It was the most amazing grapefruit Iâd ever tasted! Why!? Because it was an orangeâa blood orange.
Whatâs this got to do with creating, making, and creativity? Well, we often try to be grapefruit. Iâm talking metaphorically of course. Because âeveryoneâ thinks they want grapefruit. And they keep on searching for the best grapefruit ever. And we become so despondent because we can never reach first-class grapefruit status. But what everyone seldom realises is that an orange, even a small blotchy thick-skinned orange, is a much better version of a grapefruit. And youâre most probably a better orange than a grapefruit. So maybe spend more time becoming a better orange than trying to become a better grapefruitâbecause even the best grapefruits taste disgusting. People want orangesâthey just donât know that. Youâve got to let them taste.
I want to encourage you to spend some time doing the things that make you weird, the things you donât put on your resumÃ©, the things you think the world doesnât want to see. And maybe, just maybe, share your interest in those things with someone else.
ð What makes you an orange?
â¤ï¸ Big loves from Amsterdam â Rich from TapTapKaboom (https://taptapkaboom.com)
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