Caine's Arcade, Innovation, and Self-Entitlement

Caine in his arcade

Caine’s Arcade’ is a beautifully poignant film. One that is, without a doubt, deserving of ten minutes of your day.

The story, albeit brief, is packed with numerous and astoundingly important messages for life — some that, in the technology community, many are disappointingly quick to abandon.

For my part, all I have to say is this:

Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes. It should not be greeted with groans of dissatisfaction, but with respect, integrity, and, above all else, humility. Anything to the contrary is unbefitting of a thoughtful person and ultimately betrays an attitude bereft of awareness, context, and reasonable balance.

Shedding any semblance of affability in favor of self-important demands, nearsighted dismissals, and utterly unattractive rants is, unquestionably, an endeavor lacking in intelligence. A chosen lack of intelligence is, in turn, deserving of little more than pity.

Refrain from unchecked judgment and self-entitlement. Instead, foster a sense of willful and youthful awe for the tireless efforts, unique thoughts, and unravelled complexities displayed by others.

(Via The Verge)