Why do we always love that which is not here?
A new friend told me yesterday that out of over 40 trend reports on a South African business site, Johannesburg was mentioned only twice, Cape Town three times, and no other city was even mentioned. The rest of the reports was filled with international trends, US trends, European trends.
Are we living so unaware in our own country, or are we just so enamored by the 1st world?
True, international trends do affect us, more than most. And true, that are very interesting and entertaining. But do you know what is happening in your own city? In your own neighbourhood?
Who are the local artists, designers, robotic engineers? Who is doing great work around the corner from you?
Let's seek them out, lift them up, and make them Elon-Musk-Famous.
If you know of anyone that is doing great work, put the link in the comments below, I'll blast it as high as I can.
I am a flâneur, which basically means I spend a lot of time in coffee shops watching the world go by.