It’s really interesting.
On the one hand, as I’ve explained a few weeks back, I’ve had to jettison a lot of extraneous responsibilities so as to focus on what really matters.
On the other hand, I’ve nonetheless kept reading and studying, and it so happens that I’ve only recently finally *fully* grasped what the true motivation for wanting to do a startup should be, as well as understanding the full set of mechanics involved in doing one, with a sense of clarity that I didn’t have before.
As I have been somewhat detached from it all in the last few weeks, I have felt no pressure to make sure that the idea I've been working on was viable at this point in the context of my newly acquired knowledge.
I have let it all go.
But when I sit with a cup of tea at 6 o’clock in the morning when the apartment is quiet and it’s dark out, or as I lie in bed ready to fall asleep, when I wake up during the night or whenever I’m alone driving in the car, etc., I ponder the question of “What should really exist in the world that I can see that others can’t?”
The net result is that the purpose of why I wanted to start PreAcquaint in the first place is reemerging. And it stands before my mind’s eye in a purer form, for me to contemplate, whether I do something about it or not.
And this clarity of purpose in turn has led to a clarity of the mission.
The newly clarified mission statement for PreAcquaint.com is as follows:
“To create empathy (between people) while acquainting the world (to one another)”.
Whatever form this germ of a thought ultimately takes, or could potentially take, is something that definitely should exist in the world.
Whether in the end it does or not, won’t change the fact that it should.
It’s been said that there are a lot of big minds chasing small ideas in Silicon Valley.
I firmly believe there is still some room left for the big ideas.
Those are the ones that definitely need to exist in the world.