It's Never Too Late To Go Off-Script
Play Your Own Game, Not Someone Else's
Few would argue kids, from the youngest ages, enjoy their moments of creativity. Learning language appears to be a game to them, as is mirroring movements and in play. Life’s good.
Then, mostly depending upon the parents, a script commences where the child cedes control of their own moments, putting them in places physically and mentally where creativity may not be the priority. For example school, where learning *stuff* likely useful for fulfilling scripts later in *life* is the norm.
Schooling, in the traditional sense, doesn’t generally allow kids to maintain their personal agency, expecting them instead to comply with *scripts*. This isn’t necessarily bad, tho to be fair it can be demoralizing and take time away from the creative moments and natural inclinations for exploration many kids want to enjoy.
The good news is technology’s solving the script problem, enabling kids to hold on to their agency while at school and, importantly, providing early off ramps from schools’ scripts to viable alternative scripts. From (multiplayer) games to sites and apps providing amazingly clever video editing support, what’s really going on is we’re seeing personal agency not only retained but also developed.
The further good news is technology’s also solving the problem for anyone still stuck on-script but wanting to get off, right on up to the boomers. If for whatever reason you followed the school script and maybe even the traditional job script, there’s still time to claim back your agency, develop it further, and pursue what matters most to you.
Whether your urges to create are online or in the kitchen, garden or garage, it really doesn’t matter, there’s more and more self-expression opportunities coming online than ever before. And more coming as we each discover new interests to explore.
This is the beginning of a fresh *Bauhaus* movement, where anyone so inclined can create their own scripts. The opportunity, as almost always, is organizing for creative accomodating souls. Supportive spaces, like Bauhaus.com’s and those of our partners, are the next step in fixing what went wrong with education, personal agency and traditional work environments. If society gets lucky, an Era Of Wellbeing of extraordinary magnitude will result from the progress generated as a result of massive development projects and cooperation.
Social media was but the first step, where friending and liking got the ball rolling, the concept of influencers arose, and methods for monetization soon followed. Services such as TikTok (known as Douyin in China) and Insta’s Reels provided opportunities for creating and consuming entertainment, activating agency for millions across the world.
Agency-activating software and services aren’t new, from early tools such as Excel to Photoshop, Logic, Figma and others creators and developers have accomplished more than their predecessors could have dreamed. And interestingly, this is happening for everyone earlier and earlier in life, making it easier to go off-script.
Besides being advantageous for preserving agency, going off-script also appears to be a precondition for accelerating progress, which is sort of cool because it creates positive feedback loops. Most of us have witnessed this achievement first-hand.
If you don’t think you yet have, just look at how many youths are opting out of school for creating things that interest them. For example the increasing quantity of coders developing apps, artists creating music and visual pieces, researchooors performing computational biology analysis, and more.
It used to be we’d assemble geographically, foe example the way Walter Gropius, László Moholy-Nagy, Josef and Anni Albers, Marcel Breuer, and other creatives did, however today we do this rather easily online. And at younger ages. At lower costs. With more flexibility and the ability to monetize more quickly and directly.
Here at Bauhaus.com we’re excited for the future of online and IRL creative opportunities, and the conviviality that arises from building together. The tools and services we’ve mentioned above are inspirational for the multiplayer tools-for-thought and conviviality we’re building with-and-for members here.
If you’re interested in such multiplayer tools-for-thought, would like to experiment with us, or are simply curious regarding accelerating human progress, stay in touch by signing up for Bauhaus.com updates and invites. And if you’re thinking of going off-script (heh, it’s never too late to go off-script) this may be a place for you to explore ideas, meet collaborators, start a side gig and further monetize projects you’re already working on.
And… if you have no idea how to go off-script, think you may be in a rut, interested in earning $$$ for helping, or just looking to have some fun… sign up for FREE invites.