What Compels Us

Dan Powell and Archer at Blue Lake IN Colorado
Me and my dog, Archer, at Blue Lake in Colorado

What Excites People About Life?

I love the word compelling, it’s powerful in so many ways in the contemporary world. Information is so available that you can keep track of what is going on in the entire world at any given moment. This is rooted in the current incredible capability of the internet which is only further developing with each and every day. Today, every single aspect of life is more accessible than ever before; information, culture, material things and relationships can be touched virtually in a way like never before.

The Challenges of Life Today

While these amazing innovations can increase our quality of life in almost every single way, they are not without their struggles. People are socializing and learning differently and technology is advancing much more quickly than we are learning to deal with societal impacts of it all. Is social media and mobile technology affecting how children learn to relate to each other? There are theories and it’s almost a certainty that things are changing, but for good of for bad is hard to tell at this point. What is for certain, is that this is likely the most exciting time in human history to be alive.

The Plentiful Opportunities

Lives are being enriched by the information that is all around us and people are living more varied lives than ever before. We are passionate about people, work, hobbies, projects, news, innovation, nature and every other aspect of our contemporary lives that were minimized even a generation ago. Through all of this passion, people today love sharing what excites them and keeps them up at night, and what compels them to make the most out of life. Because of the internet, if you find yourself enthralled in even the most obscure of subject, it’s only a few clicks away to find a community of other people that are compelled by that same topic.

This new blog, Compels Me, is my new outlet for what excites me in life; people, technology, culture, cars, games, stories, nature, beer and experiences. It will allow me a commentary to share my passions and allow us to connect on subjects that excite us. I’m looking forward to frequent updates, both brief and expansive, to develop myself as a writer and a community of people who are similarly passionate. I look forward to the stories, experiences, and adventures spawned for myself and others by this writing.

Let me know what you think!