And the list continues….
15.) Be in the majority
Having been born and raised in the UK and never having lived or visited, in adulthood, either Africa or the Caribbean, my view of the world; media, populace, histories, is that it is all white. As a black person I am curious to see it from a different, less minority heavy, perspective.
16.) Surprise myself
A strange one I know. It is more about pushing my limits and challenging myself. Something we all should do.
17.) Become an expert in something I generally learn enough to get by in a given situation, like most people. It is impossible to be an expert in everything. There are a few things that, personally, I feel I need to have more than passing knowledge of, mostly things filmmaking related, these are what I will focus on.
18.) Have more than one million pounds in bank account.
I realise life is not about money, nor does it denote happiness or necessarily success. But it can help.
19.) Sell a script
This is a goal that is a ‘looking for validation’ thing. Having not done any of the conventional courses or followed the routes that people take for filmmaking, I sometimes can feel a fraud in the film world. This would go some way to countering that.
20.) Be spontaneous
This goes with the surprising myself and making a million. What money can afford you is freedom. Freedom allows spontaneity. Simple.
21.) Complain less
This is a western problem, a problem for people who have too much and do not realise it or appreciate it. If you’re not in a third world country, terminally ill or chronically challenged, you probably could complain less. That does not mean accepting meekly, it means finding solutions.
That’s all for now. More to come.