Written by Nick Naej
Edited by Jenkin Au
Photography by Jenkin Au
In the eleventh hour, what a man can achieve is beyond the limits of a human body and mind. A person is able to accomplish things that he or she never could have fathomed was possible in their current state of body and mind. This segways into a related topic of motivation – is it ethical to use various types of materialistic items and possessions to motivate and stimulate that eleventh hour adrenaline rush?
Many companies or managers use the tactic of wagering a lot of stakes on the performance of their follower. This pushes them to continually be at the eleventh-hour, draining their minds and physical stamina to a point where it shortens the lifespan. While this type of motivation may be viewed as refreshing, productive, and positive from many people, it often produces inferior results as to true inspiration and ingenuity.
When it comes down to the creative arts, such as the main subjects that justalilhype! focuses on, this type of pressure will produce results that all parties may not be happy with. They re often forced to rehash their original work and reincarnate that in a different form, attempting to hide the recycled nature of the piece from the general public.How can you continuously create creatively when there is no time to take in new ideas and stimulants? A dance move repeated hundreds of times will increase with a decreasing marginal return, True creation is never possible with a unconventional and unnatural rate of creation.
What is left for the artist or creator to do? How can he or she stay on on top of their game and remain relavant? The only way that this is possible is detachment from the digital world and to venture as previous generations had done so. This is not to say that the internet is not a good tool – it has opened up so many eyes to what exists elsewhere in all the corners of the world. However, the feeling and phsycial emotion that you feel when you watch something brilliant for the first time can never be replicated online, no matter how well the experience is replicated. The rumble of the crowd that you feel through all the pores of your skin, the heat you feel from the tightly packed crowd, and the sights and sounds you take in through your eyes and ears can never be replicated – it is a unique experience that only when experienced firsthand can deliver the full benefits.
Many people are under the notion that travelling is far too expensive and requires too much of a commitment in order to be made possible or worth its value. However, have you evaluated how dedicated you are to your passions? If you really are dedicated, you will make whatever you want happen, happen. If you can’t, then there are other things that you are considering to be more important than your own passions. If there is a will, then the way will be found by yourself. Dedicate and commit yourself to those passions or else you will just be wasting your own time – you might be better off just finding a way to find your true passions.