Today is a bittersweet Friday for me. This is my last pop-culture post as the Verge Pipe Media Community Management Imagineer. As like all good things in life, it has flown by within a blink of an eye. I’ll graduate with my bachelor’s of arts in public relations on August 3rd and fly on to where ever the wind blows me next. Lately the wind hasn’t been blowing too hard, so as of now I’m just hanging out, waiting for the next big gust.
Anyway, ending my undergraduate career at VPM was the cherry on the cake that was college. Yes, the cake was made from scratch, I had to borrow a lot of ingredients from friends and there were a whole lot of moments when I had NO IDEA how it was going to turn out or even if it would be edible. Sorry for my giant cake metaphor there, it may have gone on too long, but you get the picture.
However, the cake is baked and out of the oven, and it’s delicious. College was an incredible experience, filled with defining moments and life lessons.
VPM cemented some of those life lessons for me and, one idea specifically about life’s purpose. What is Verge Pipe Media? What is the point of going to school, working, building a life?
It’s about, “An idea worth sharing.”
Such a simple concept carries over to every tiny, beautiful detail of life. Whether it’s about sharing your own ideas or sharing ideas from others’ that came before your time, it is a condition that defines us as humans.
It may seem like a strange topic to talk about in my pop-culture Friday post, but if you think about it, it’s the driving force behind all entrepreneurship, businesses and even social media.
People who don’t see value in social media don’t see the big picture-- it’s a unique (and incredible) way to share, cultivate and curate ideas about, well, anything! By the simple click of a button and the use of a #hashtag we can find hundreds to thousands of posts on any topic of our desire.
In an ever changing world, self-teaching and continuous learning is the only way to stay ahead of the curb, however, it’s easier than ever to learn. It doesn’t matter the subject either, you can learn about anything “on the line.”
I also think it’s important to emphasize you DON’T have to be Bill Gates or Steve Jobs to share your ideas. I’m not saying you should go blow up the Facebook Newsfeed with your political opinions or pictures of your cat, but you get the picture. The main question to ask yourself when sharing ideas and posts - Are you putting good into the world?
So today, find an idea worth sharing. Go into the world, search for ideas, share your ideas and learn about other peoples’.