Three years ago, I was a junior in college studying to become a journalist. Now, I’m a full time blogger–a profession I would have rolled my eyes at, mocked, dubbed ludicrous for the sake of “real” writers like Mailer and Didion while I was studying to become one of them. They are likely quite glad I left their trade untainted but the fact of the matter is, this truly is the era of the entrepreneur. We are all, whether consciously or not, doing something, running something, thinking something unique to who we are as individuals and putting it out into the world.
It is at this point that I fear the over-stimulation coming from virtually every angle–see: Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, blogs, and the apps that allow us to aggregate our different networks and consume them more seamlessly will pollute the way we think. Do we even still think? There are so many digital road blocks filtering our thoughts, it’s hard to recognize an unedited opinion anymore.