When that's the way it’s always been done
The Six Percent Entrepreneur
When that's the way it’s always been done
July 7, 2021
In this episode, we talk about how we're used to be told what's the best for us from assumptions.
It's amazing some of the things that you can just pick up by observing some stuff, some of the stuff that we do just because that's the way that it's always been done can actually have detrimental effects on people around us. And this is just a little thought experiment. But I want you to think about this situation right now. 

I have a friend who has children and he's an amazing father and as part of him trying to be an amazing father, he wants his children to play outside more and he's a huge basketball fanatic and the kids are actually into basketball at all. But one of the things that he mentioned to me is that a lot of times the kids, they spend more time playing games inside versus playing basketball outside, so he tries to take them out of that and tries to go play ball for at least half an hour every single day, and they're pretty good at it because they've been putting in the time, but then it kind of just hit me. 

And I thought about all the times when my parents would try to tell me to do things because they thought it was like the best thing for me. And the thing is is it really the best thing just because that's the way that it's always been done, right? So my friend, he grew up in a world where people wore basketball jerseys and basketball players were heroes and everything like that. And you know, it's been a really long time since I've actually seen people walk around wearing basketball jerseys. I think this whole idea of basketball players and sports celebrities, it's kind of moving to this virtual world now, right? 

You have these e-sports players, what these kids are actually doing inside playing games and interacting with the rest of the world, playing these games. you have these esports players that are the celebrities of their time. So while people our age might look at Lebron James or something like that, the younger generation, they are looking at heroes that we don't even know about. Their whole world is Youtubers and esports players and who knows what else is out there. I don't have any children, so I have no idea. 

But it just hit me that maybe they should actually be spending more time playing esports instead of actually going out there and playing basketball. And of course, you might come up with the argument that basketball might be more physical, etcetera. But that's the thing. This is like these assumptions that we have in our head and we don't realize what's actually happening in their world, right? So people might think going outside playing a physical sport is something that you need to do. But people don't realize that esports is actually, it can be physical. 

I mean they have Oculus, what do you call it? Binoculars or goggles, there we go, goggles, Oculus goggles, and all these different things where playing video games online is a physical thing. It takes a lot out of you. Not only that the way that kids think now in terms of how quick they think in terms of strategy and all these different things, I see how that comes out of video games. I definitely cannot compete with any of these kids in any of these video games. It takes a whole different type of thinking and who's to say, what's the best way? Who's to say, you know, Playing basketball outside is way better than what they're doing, which might be basketball times three. Who knows, interesting. Thought, I thought I would share that with you. This is Robin Copernicus, boom bam. I'm out.

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