Idea vs. Procedure
Which is more valuable, the idea, or knowing how to turn that idea into reality? I would argue that the idea is more valuable than the procedure because sooner or later, you will find someone who is smarter than you. They will be able to do all the work you do in a day, in an hour, they will remember everything that has happened, they will mentally destroy you. But they will never have an idea in the same way as you, and that is what makes humans unique. Even though ideas can be so similar that they can barely be told apart, the motivations, the background information, and the purpose will vary in some way. So this leads to the question, is there a such thing as a bad idea, or are there only good ideas that can’t be carried out properly? For example, not ever going to school seems like a bad idea, but then when you start to think about, people did that for thousands of years and were fine. And if you ask an adult what they learned in school, they won’t remember 99% of it. So, if you take out the learning part since the things learned could be negligible depending on the person, then what are you left with? You’re left with more time in which you could pursue something you like such as art, music, television. You may not be “successful” but who has the right to determine your level of success other than you? Another bad idea would be to burn down your neighbors house. Well, what better way is there to make your house nicer, than to start all over? And since you’re burning it, your neighbor could get insurance to cover it (possibly) and then what is the real harm? Just try to imagine all of the great ideas that are lost because people worried about the procedure to make their dreams realities. If they just asked someone smarter than them and more well connected, their idea could have changed the world. But the problem is, people are selfish and they refuse to share their idea with the world because of that. They would rather not see progress than to let someone else have the credit.
So the next time you have an idea, no matter how good or bad, write it down. If you can make it happen, and want to, then do it. If not, ask for help. The world will be thankful, even if your name isn’t infront of the idea.