My latest Inc. article, “A Contrarian View of Invention,” begins
A Contrarian View of Invention
We put innovation and invention on pedestals. Should we?
I’m not writing to brag or put patents or innovation down, just that I think I hold my own on innovation and invention.
I recently combined two concepts to realize what our inventive culture says about us.
First, speaking of relationships and emotions, consider neediness.
Many people rank it among the most repulsive characteristics someone can have. But don’t take my word for it. Here are two sentences from the first page returned when I searched on “neediness”:
Neediness is a highly toxic mindset and it immediately makes your point of attraction to be rooted in lack
neediness is so toxic that it can easily attract negativity in all aspects of your life.
Quora has 73 responses to “Why is neediness such a repulsive characteristic?”
Necessity and Invention
Now consider necessity, not far from neediness. They say that necessity is the mother of invention.
If so, then our culture being inventive implies we’re needy–“a highly toxic mindset”–on a cultural level.
Read the rest at A Contrarian View of Invention.
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