Hello there. Welcome to Squawknet.
Why Am I here in the first place? Wait, why are you here?
Maybe you’re a lurker (reddit slang for people who don’t participate actively in forums, communities and instead passively observe the community while keeping a real low profile).
My previous post about the Juan Great Leap community is, for me, just to introduce to the passive people that there’s this great community out there which meets up every month at a coffeeshop. You can just observe what they do – heck, I’ve never been forced to introduce myself when I do join their Open Coffee.
There are also amazing people you can meet our local Startup Weekend.
There’s an awesome souped-up startup video podcasts over at The Bobbery.
Natural Unbounded Communities
Why am I pointing you guys over there when I can start over here? The reason is I believe that all communities belong to the greater community of visionaries, technopreneurs. The idea that certain communities are just for this, and that simply makes the world a sucky place to live in.
If you’ve been to the first and second Open Coffees, before it was all mostly traditional business talk. People had haciendas (hectares of land in the provinces usually acquired through ancestral ownership) and they were wondering what to do with them. There was one who was wondering how to start simple clinic with a niche market and if it was viable business. Lately though, there have been more tech and experimental business models proposed. Before its mostly the old aristocratic class attending and the technology folk are a minority – and the good sign is that more and more tech guys are attending.
I also attended a meetup on a certain platform for managing web content, they exclusively talk about that platform like a religion. We cannot talk openly about another technology similar to the platform but is much simpler to use. I think there really should be collaboration amongst the Open Source Communities. It’s not like one version of software is better than the other, but maybe we can learn from each other, uh-huh yeah
Never Piggy Back
What do I mean by piggybacking? Its when you sign up for something half-heartedly, and you envision a future financial reward for yourself. In short, piggybacking is kind of a selfish thing to do, and I simply do not want to do that and ruin my character.
Lately, Ive been invited to join groups. However, I knew in my mind that I don’t want to piggyback on people who have a greater belief in their idea than I do. It may seem like a good idea to stick around and see what happens, but in the long term, someday I will one day not be able to sleep because my conscience is killing me.
When the going gets tough, when there’s no money coming in,you will leave them behind because your passion is not there. Money really is the root of all evil. Err. I mean – Money never equates to passion.
I believe in Equality. I don’t believe in putting fences around communities. A simple person who doesn’t seem to have a clue on how to empower communities shouldn’t be excluded and called delusional.
I believe in Lux in Domino. Let your light shine. Even if you are in the darkness of the valley, when all hope seems lost, let your light shine.
No matter how small it is. The light will guide you.