Apparently we are not alone – it’s very Millennial of us to prioritize doing things over having things.
I have worked my fair share of retail and service jobs, and the most effective sales associates, board room presenters, waiters, bartenders, and box office associates were the ones who could create an experience for their client or customer. It’s not about the thing, it’s about how we experience the thing. It’s about the memories and the feelings associated with the thing, whether the thing is a shirt, a performance, an idea, a haircut, a box of chocolates. The thing is never the thing; the experience of the thing is the thing.
My appreciation of experience is also tied to my love for theater-making. Theater is the ultimate experience, it’s a communal act of imagination, a journey we all take together.
Happy Valentine’s from this Millennial storytelling experience junkie.