Rodney Mullen is known in the skateboarding world. He’s the Godfather of Skateboarding. He’s also known outside of it because he still continues to do what he does for love. What’s so awesome about this Ted talk at USC is that his love comes through every word he speaks. And wow is he a deep thinker. The guy also sounds like the most approachable guy in the world. This is what doing what you love looks like. Just like Rodney.
He might feel like an outsider. But he is one of the most humane creatives I’ve ever heard. This is the type of guy that you want to listen to. Listen to his words and then go do what you feel the need to do. I just got so energized hearing what Rodney had to say. He’s my age and has done so much. Man, I am letting myself go free and ignoring the doubts from now on. Screw the status quo around me who is drowning us, making us defend ourselves while we’re in “the turtle posture”.
Doing it for love. Create for the sake of creating. Share it and see it grow through our ever-strengthening collaboration breathing around the world. If others don’t get it, don’t sweat it. You’re the one who needs to get it right. Then, others will jump on board. It’s just how we roll.
- thanks for sharing this BRILLIANT talk, Tim O’Reilly