The Declaration of Enthusiasm
Enthusiam. En·thu·si·asm (n-thz-zm)
- Great excitement for or interest in a subject or cause.
- The realization that it’s, in fact, Friday Video Time.
- ALL CAPS + exclamation points in your sentences!!!
- The feeling you experience from pealing that thin plastic film off new electronics.
- What you need to make one of these videos, every week.
Warning: These definitions may or may not come from an official source. But hey! you’re still here, instead that Wikepedia-ing their validity, which proves my point: No one has time for boring anymore.
So how do we unlearn to be boring? How do we un-school ourselves from years of “Don’t make that sound!” + “Elbows underneath the table!” + “Paint goes inside the lines!”?
The Anatomy of Enthusiam will surely be the title of my first New York Times Best Seller but in the meantime let’s work on the opening act, shall we? Let’s heart-storm some clues as to where enthusiasm comes from + how you can use it to avenge the trolls that get in the way of our metaphorical Mario Bros. Princess.
My unwritten masterpiece with no agent or book deal might take a while, so if I were you I would hit play to get the advanced sneak preview. If anything… I promise it won’t make you yawn.
What things are you enthusiastic about, but feel are “silly” or “wrong” to be excited by because you’re an adult? I want to turn the comments of this post into a personal declarations of enthusiasm. With your help. Don’t be shy I get VERY VERY excited about getting the perfect Lucky charms to ratio.