Hi guys, I hope it’s not too late to welcome you to the month of love? How has this year been for you? Is it going as you want it to be? or it’s going the other way? I should have written this blog post since, but due to school and personal reasons, I couldn’t.
Okay, let’s get it. Well, I thought i’d talk about the art of being useless. I think that to be truly useless, one needs to be totally dedicated to the task at hand. You have mastered the ability to look like you are doing something when in fact you have accomplished nothing.
There are times where you’d create “useless” creative ideas, these are literally fascinating ideas or moments of inspiration that can’t be turned into actual creative works as a result of reasons like time, your current skill level, practicality, worries regarding whether or not the audience will fancy it or not. Although these ideas will appear extremely fascinating after you have them, the thought that you simply can’t really create something based on them can be frustrating and it can be easy to put in writing them off as a “waste of time”. But hey, they’re a lot of helpful than you would initially think.
“Useless” ideas still count as inspiration. Seriously, if you are feeling super-inspired by an idea that seems “useless”, then you can still put this inspiration into sensible use. Whether it is using it to create smaller-scale things related to your idea or just using the extra creativity you have when you are feeling inspired in order to do something totally different, having an absolutely fascinating “useless” idea can be a good shortcut to feelings of inspiration.
These ideas though “useless” in practical terms – can also help you feel a lot to more enthusiastic about creating things too. Yes, focusing too much on these ideas can distract you from what you are “supposed” to be creating and/or make it feel less interesting by comparison. But, being able to feel enthusiastic about planning or imagining a creative idea can sometimes remind you why you first started creating things – and this can be incredibly useful if you are feeling unenthusiastic or bored.
Being “useless” can teach you things about your “style” and/or give you technical ideas that you can use in other areas.
Also, the ideas that have no practical use to you right now are things that you might find a way to use in the future. Keeping notes or some kind of record of them can be useful if you temporarily run out of ideas in the future – since, like with the first point on this list, these “useless” ideas can sometimes be adapted into something that you can make right now.
I hope you found this really useful 👀
HAVE YOU EVER FELT REALLY USELESS?