Let me begin by saying that this has been the toughest post for me to plan to date. If you follow me on Twitter (@middlefloordan) I apologise for the constant moaning about it. It has been very difficult, because this is a subject that means a lot to me and if I could I would run this post on forever. It is one of the most under-stated and under-debated talking points of current times, and ironically, it is the thing which is one of THE most talked about topics on the planet. I believe that the reason why social media and platforms such as YouTube (i’ll talk about YouTube quite a lot in this post) are not subjects of which people want to talk about, for example on the news, is because the majority of people who we look to to debate such things are past the modern times and are frankly scared of change.
Now that that is out of the way i’d like to start with the big (and possibly only) topic of this post, YouTube. Now, as a ‘New YouTuber’ myself I have become very aware of the community of other ‘New YouTubers’ that are about and let me tell you something; there are a lot of us. One of the things which strikes me as very interesting is that a lot of these new YouTubers are quite young; teens, currently sitting GCSE exams or A Levels. It proves just how out-going and ambitious the young people of today are.
There used to be a time when you finished school, rarely attended university and got yourself a job at which you would most likely stay for the rest of your adult life. But times are changing, these days, what with the Internet and platforms such as Youtube and of course all manner of other things online, we seem to be a little more aware that we have just ONE life; and that life should be LIVED not endured.
There are certain people who are currently doing a very successful job in cementing in the minds of the ambitious youngsters out there the idea of MORE. These people are called ‘YouTubers’, and i’m not talking about small YouTubers such as myself, i’m referring to some of the most influential people of the 21st century; people who with tens of millions of subscribers between them are changing the way young people see life. They inspire others to, (and I quote YouTuber ‘Alfie Deyes’ aka ‘PointlessBlog’) ‘do more of what makes you happy’.
There are however two YouTubers who inspire me more than any other. These YouTubers are called ‘Ben Brown aka Mr Ben Brown’ and ‘Louis Cole aka Fun For Louis’. These two are what are known as ‘Daily Vloggers’ and they post new videos to their YouTube channels, yep you guessed it, daily. They vlog their day-to-day lives during which they pass on their completely contagious love for life and positive attitude toward everything they do; a lot of that passion goes in to the drinking of coffee! It is people such as this who are beginning a sort of revolution among the young people of today; and those youngsters are starting to realise that they don’t have to settle for anything less than a dream; because Louis and Ben show them each and every day that with the right push, drive and constant can-do attitude, the world truly is your oyster.
I don’t really want this blog to go on forever, because I want it to make a point. People are beginning to believe that anything is possible, and they’re quite right, with the right amount of hard work, you can do anything. Allow me to give you five points as to why I think the world is changing.
- The world is becoming smaller, due to online communities.
- Young people don’t want 9-5 jobs any longer, they want to explore the world, freely.
- (long point)- We are entering an age where creativity is frowned upon by the older generations, where the English language can not hope to evolve without the fear of being beaten down. When ‘Lethal Bizzle’ (Rapper) coined the word ‘Dench’ to mean amazing, fantastic or all round good feeling, he was branded a fool. Shakespeare did that all the time and is now branded a hero of the English language. Dench, I believe, is now in the Oxford English Dictionary.
- There is a more open mind-set towards the ‘New’, among the younger generation; the future of our planet lies with this creativity.
- We simply want MORE…
I hope that this post reaches more people than my usual posts, and I ask anyone who reads this to share it any way they can. And of course, don’t forget to like it, and comment on it however you feel fit. And in the words of one of the most inspirational YouTubers out there…
Don’t forget to work hard, be nice to people and try not to get lost or killed.
OK, Love you, Bye!