I don’t know about you, but I’m a little bit bored.
OK. I know what you’re thinking, a man with a passion for gaskets becomes bored – hardly the news story of the decade, is it?
Don’t worry, I’m not bored with gaskets. Or hoses. Or any of the multitude of high purity bits of kit we proudly stock here at Pure Transfer.
Not even close.
What I’m bored with is celebrating the wrong people.
I believe that, as a society, we keep putting the least interesting folk from amongst our number onto pedestals – to act as examples for everyone else. I’m fed up with listening to the ins and outs of the lives of people who seem to be famous for no good reason!
- X said something nasty about Y on Twitter. Oh dear.
- Z has a new haircut. Really? How fascinating.
- P has ‘opened up’ about their ‘difficult’ gap year delivering pizza. Wake me up if I nod off.
Why is it that we’re obsessed with this day to day dullness?
Personally, I think it’s time for some new role-models. I want to start celebrating people who live driven, dynamic and different lives away from the glare of the paparazzi’s lens. I’m talking about awesome, passionate people and they’re absolutely fascinating.
These are the people who decided to go their own way. What drives them is a desire to be the best version of themselves. Some saw a problem and wanted to fix it. Others have always been fascinated by a subject, so decided to take their knowledge as far as possible. More still, simply refuse to be bound by conventions and ‘the way things have always been done’. These aren’t fame-hungry people, they’re interested in achieving something tangible in their own quiet way.
It’s time to shine a spotlight on the work done by these awesome, passionate people. So, over the following months, I’d like to introduce you to some amazing individuals who’ve come into my life and inspired me.
Watch this space. We promise you won’t be bored.
Paul Murphy. Founder, puretransfer.com
PS: If you know an awesome, passionate person – someone who is following their own path and making a difference – let me know. Perhaps I’ll be able to feature them here. [email protected]