As I conclude the 18th year of my life and enter the 19th, I have been faced with the dilemma of society. I use the term dilemma because it is exactly that. Being put in a horrendous position to narrow down every possible option of fun or excitement in life, that everyone longs for, in order to force the puzzle piece that is you into the societal puzzle. Now everyone knows you can't do a puzzle by just forcing pieces into the whole picture. The result will be a mess. Now take a look around at your society. It's a giant fucked up mess. I for one won't be a part of it. My piece will nestle perfectly into the spot that opens itself up to my piece. Like finding your one true love. And that's how we get to the why of Snail'd It.
I look at the people I am surrounded by and I see a lot of unhappiness and people being forced to work a job that they could give less of a shit about. But why? A lot of answers I get in return are "that's life" or "just the way things work." Those answers are not answers in the slightest. they're a cop-out. Because deep down in everyone who has said that bullshit knows that it's exactly that. A lump of shit. Yet the answer still escapes the gap between their lips every time. That's because this mess that we all know as society has been set up in a way that either beats you into submission or turns you into a raging fire of entrepreneurial power. Unfortunately both involve you getting psychologically beaten to a pulp.
That is what I have been molded into and that is how the idea for Snail'd It was created. I have had enough of pondering what degree I need to get in order to get one job that will work me to the point of retirement. Because what happens is, people work so hard for so long to be able to have a good time on the doorstep of death. Fuck that I say! I'd rather live and have a ball now! While I'm able bodied. Not when I'm in my mid 60's - early 70's. What can you do then? Sit on your ass watching TV or play golf pretty much. I fuckin hate golf and TV gets boring after a few hours. Too many people my age are turning over their whole young and fun lives for useless work that just further fuels the societal mess we're all imprisoned in.
There is a bright side to this although it may not seem like it. That is Snail'd It and things like it. People who say screw it and put it all on the line to live the life they truly deserve. It's our birth right to create, destroy, have fun, get stoked, etc... "To live is to risk it all" a quote from one of my favorite shows Rick and Morty. But just because it's from a cartoon doesn't make it not true. The creators of that show are the ones telling you this. Just through their creation. Same as how I am telling you the same thing through mine. We all need to follow our true passions in life through intuition. Guidance from others is great but when guidance turns to orders that's when life quickly spirals to slavery. I for one am not a slave to anything unless I accept it. For example TV, Movies, and Ice Cream. I am damn well aware that I am a slave to these aspects of the matrix but that's okay! You can't live a life worth living without having positive and negative influences. It's what make you, you. That is why you're born into the mess (society). So you can challenge it with your creations. Don't worry, not everyone will, and that's all I personally need to know to be able to have the confidence to create this company. For every one person who chases their dream, there's another 20 not doing it and they're probably going to have the dumb jobs that I know I am too good for. Does it sound cocky? Yes. But if you're not a little cocky about your creation, you'll never create it.
I wrote this to give an insight into why I am doing this and to show people that some are born just to challenge the system and make it better. That is why the Snail'd It Community WILL become an incredibly supportive community of creators that all get to work on they're own life stamp. Because if you aren't remembered after you die, did you ever live?