“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”
I have churned out a plenitude of written articles over the years. I've been lax in publishing most of them. Honestly, procrastination has been my security blanket. It's kept me snug in the cocoon of my own self-doubt. Yet, I am cognizant that this cannot continue due to the many events of the past few years. I realise that I must take action to shake things up, emerge from my comfort zone, and write with purpose about many topics that drive me as a technologist, a founder, and a person.
To that end, I have established an achievable objective, created a list of article titles, and committed myself to it with unwavering dedication and consistency. I know this will take much persistence and determination, but I am determined to see it through. I am committed to overcoming the obstacles that undoubtedly lie ahead and spreading dissent, my views, and ideas against conformity and commonality.
I am conscious that the path ahead will take work. I am aware that I must be prepared to encounter negative feedback, but I am emboldened by the thought of the possibilities that lie ahead and the hope that many others, who have the same passions, will join me at Dissent Ink. I am not a good writer, not even a writer, but nothing, not even my own fears and insecurities or the disdain and criticism of others, can prevent me from exploring many of my ideas, thoughts, and views on many topics across technology.
Dissent is a word that carries with it a sense of revolt and defiance, a call to stand up and speak out against the status quo. It is the voice of the minority, the opposition to the majority, the unafraid pursuit of risk, the questioning of rule and the challenging of norms.
Dissent is not always easy, as it requires a continuous chase and the willingness to go against the grain and risk being ostracised or even persecuted for one's beliefs. But it is also necessary, for progress and change would be stifled without dissent, and society would remain stagnant and unevolved.
Dissent is the spark that ignites the flames of insurrection, the catalyst for transformation and innovation. It is the courage to challenge and disrupt what is accepted as truth or fate, seek out new paths and possibilities, and learn faster than anyone else.
Dissent should not be feared but embraced as a vital part of our collective journey as humans; the voices of those who dissent are the key that holds the key to unlocking the future. Let us be brave enough to disagree and stand up for our beliefs, even in the face of opposition. For it is only through dissent that we can truly grow and evolve, both as individuals and as a society.
It is standard procedure for me to reference any relevant sources used to create a given post. Books, relevant blogs and articles, specialised digital periodicals, webcasts, and podcasts are all fine examples of such outside resources. It's important to remember that not all sources provide evidence for the discussed topic; sometimes, sources may even reveal false conformity facts. I'm worried it won't be possible to access all the collateral for free, but I'm crossing my fingers that your enthusiasm will be enough to get at least some of it.
Because music is an integral part of my life, you can expect to find a reference to a particular piece of music that helped spark ideas and inspired me to write each article.
Finally, I'll leave you with a quote and/or a call to action that I hope will serve as food for thought, a challenge, and a source of inspiration.
I have realised that many individuals, including myself, would prefer to listen to the article than read it. Text-to-speech, read-aloud highlighting, and auto-scrolling are available by default.
Through this journey, I hope to inspire and empower others, give courage to those who feel the need but are stuck and unheard, and give them a new sense of confidence and possibilities.
To be a strong and independent agent of change, one must implement bold and daring strategies while at the same time standing firmly behind their convictions. Having a voice that breaks away from the herd through our deeds and actions serves as a testament and a message of dissent.