Originally Posted by TheAndySan
And another thing that's bothering me; how is it that there are internet celebrities out there like Charles Trippy getting loads of media attention when someone else who's been pumping out excellent content gets little to none? Is it just a case of the latest fad or are they doing something that actually brings value to people?
Part of the problem is that many people have a major miscalibration
when it comes to understanding what creates value for others. So they resent success instead of learning from it.
I'm not suggesting that everyone who's doing well financially is really creating significant value. But much of the time they are. However, you may not quite grasp the true value that's being delivered unless you really take a deep look at it.
So just consider that the answer may be that Charles Trippy is doing well because he does a better job of creating and delivering his value than most. You may not resonate with his value, but apparently some people do.
Just because someone writes about high-minded topics doesn't mean they're creating much value. It's easy enough to create spiritual and philosophical drivel. Meanwhile someone else makes silly Youtube video, and it's really funny somehow, and it creates a lot of value by inspiring and uplifting people. So they surge ahead and get rich doing that sort of thing. Happens all the time.
What is excellent content? If people look at it but a week later they can't even remember they saw it, how excellent was it then?