As a designer and blogger (or ‘online content creator’ for the technical term), originality is everything. Graphic design and art are skills where you have to constantly create and implement new ideas and concepts. Also, writing posts on a blog pushes you to be original, interesting, helpful and defines you as an authority where people depend on your work, thoughts and opinions.
These traits have a sneaky way of affecting the rest of your life, too. You ‘just can’t help it’. I have an inner demon always urging me to re-invent, innovate and be different.
This leads me onto my personal Facebook profile, where my statuses mostly consist of original wordings and statements I think of. Sometimes, I add a little play on words, sometimes I rhyme and ‘spit bars’ but the general situation is that unless I have tagged the original author, all statuses are my own.
That’s why just about half an hour ago, I published a status that highlights the quality of water between developed countries and poorer nations in Africa and Asia etc. Excuse the profanity (y’all should know me by now!), but the status went like this:
today’s world: where half the population is drinking dirty water, and the other half is shitting in clean water
This then spurred me on to take 10 minutes out of my artwork schedule and create a quick meme to highlight the message more graphically and enable easier sharing. I’m not one to design memes, but I kinda enjoyed this one, hence this blog post.
Living in the first-world, we DO take things such as water for granted. However, as intelligent beings with the resources available to us to communicate with the world, I felt it was a duty to create this one.
Please share it wherever you can.
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Peace, love and wi-fi!