I'm writing this right now from a cafe sipping a latte. The wi-fi is solid, and there are power points at every table. Everyone here is on their Macbook Pro's and either writing some sort of code, tweaking a Photoshop design, or writing an article.
If they're not on a computer then they're talking about their futures; fleshing out startup ideas, mulling over marketing campaigns, contracts, funding, growth ... The average age of the room is probably 25.
This is the next generation of white-collar workers.
It's exciting to see this sort of thing, but it's also kinda weird. It makes me sad and happy at the same time. On one hand there's never been a better time to build a business and make a disruptive change to the way the world works. On the other, it's incredible how fortunate we are and yet there are still so many people in the world suffering from poverty, war, safety, hunger, shelter. Basic primal needs...
Did you know that at least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day. That's peanuts! I wish things could be fairer.
Being here in America makes me realise just how lucky I am... But I wonder if they know it, too?
Living in the Boulder "Bubble" doesn't help either. Everyone here is wealthy, driving Tesla's, sipping $6 non-dairy lattes and living in million-dollar homes. It's the "American Dream" in every sense of the word.
So, this is the dilemma... I'm genuinely grateful for how amazing my life is and the ability to work and travel. I love being here in Boulder and working from cafes or the library, or at home ... Literally wherever I want.
And yet, I'm genuinely sad because I've got it so good compared to others. Sometimes I wonder if it is deserved...
What to do ... What to do ... ? I hate the word "first world problems", but maybe this dilemma really is just that?