Expression Salon

Day 072 Week 11 Q1 Wednesday, March 13, 2024

What is an ‘Expression Salon’, you may ask? It’s more than just a space. It’s a unique platform designed specifically for creative outliers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Here, you’re not just an attendee but an active participant. You can express, demonstrate, and showcase your original ideas, proving that you’re not just a thinker but a doer. It’s a place where your creativity and innovation are not just welcomed but celebrated. 

There are plenty of opportunities for someone to show up as a passive audience for other people’s creativity, but there are pitifully few places for a creator 

who does not want to only be in the audience but wants to actually do something instead of consuming something that someone else did.

This is about being and doing, not about observing and commenting. Of course, because this is a creative community, they will be observing and commenting, but that is not the prime purpose. The prime purpose is showing up and expressing oneself, not initially trying to scale up to get a large audience, but getting traction with themselves internally to be able to express themselves, not just talk about expressing themselves.

Yes, a salon usually refers to a place where hair is cut, but there is another definition. At one time, elegant people hosted gatherings of notable people, such as literary figures or artists, in their salons, giving rise to the use of “salon” for the gathering itself. A salon can also mean a gallery or exhibition space.

Society has become increasingly passive, and more and more people are giving away their power to others who they think deserve it. Autocrats will never be able to make the world work sustainably. The only people who have a chance to make it work are innovative problem solvers. Giving away your personal power to create is an anti-innovation stance. If we create an anti-innovation environment, we will create an anti-humanity survival environment.

The urge to give away your personal power and instead worship celebrity, money, power, and wealth is understandable. It is much easier to be timid and afraid than to be courageous and become a change agent, but if you think the world is not the way you want to be complaining about, it is not going to do anything. You have to be a change agent if you are unsatisfied with the current state of affairs. Is change messy? You bet it is! However, there is no choice. Societies, cultures, institutions, and organizations have to either Innovate or die.  Not every person needs to be an innovator, nor can they be. But if they are afraid of it, resist it, and give away their power to people who look like they know what they’re doing, they will have fallen prey to the oldest con in history.

You have to get used to expressing yourself, taking responsibility for your life, and not following the leader because the leader often doesn’t know what to do. There need to be places where a person can express themselves. This is the reason for an expression salon.