1. At the end of the day, we are a nation of creators.
2. We think of the creator class – the people who actually build stuff- as opposed to the creative class, which operates in the world of ideas and abstraction. The waters are muddied, we will concede.
3. The non-creators have been very noisy lately. But it’s just noise in the end.
4. The noisemaker class is always going to undermine the creator class. It gives them something to do.
5.Jefferson, Wahington, MLK, Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, were all creators. So of course the noisemakers found them problematic.
6. A nation of creators operating as a nation of laws. Something the noisemakers can’t get their tiny heads around. THAT is where the big schism lies.
7. A great mission for educators: To enable the next generation of creators.
8. Richard Florida used to write about “The Creative Class” being the future. I prefer the idea of “The Creator Class”… i.e. people who build useful stuff, sexy or unsexy, inside or outside hipster neighborhoods.
9. Institutions: Government, education, media, etc. How do YOU empower the creators? If you can’t answer that question, why do you exist? Seriously, why even bother? 😀
10. We are either teaching our children to be creators… or we’re throwing them off a cliff.
11. We are the creators. We are the future.
12. And Thank God Almighty for that.