Too often I find myself pausing mid-sentence, mid-discussion, mid-whatever, with a flash of an idea. Now, true, it's great to be having these ideas, but they don't seem to truly be "MY" ideas... know what I mean? As in they're not ideas I feel I can really do anything with. They're just good ideas.
That happened again this morning (whilst jamming applesauce into my six-month-old's mouth) and it hit me: who would this idea be good for? (said idea will remain anonymous until it finds a home)
So, I was fumbling around the interscape and was sad/happy/frustrated/interested (all at the same time) to find out that the philanthropic instincts for my idea(s) was not an original one. Not only that, but he brought it digital life much more eloquently than I ever could, so perhaps I'll just let him do the talking...
Leave an Idea, Take an Idea: Five Things Someone Else Should Totally Do
"We should inaugurate a generous-spirited gift economy of thoughts," says China Melville (the guest blogger). "Plenty of shops in the US have those trays full of pennies that you can leave or take, depending on need. I see no more reason to hoard my I'm-not-the-guy ideas than my pennies. Accordingly, this is a short list of four books and one project that someone should totally do. Just not me."
Great idea. Wish it was mine. Want to give it to me?