If you’re not creating something, you’re not living to your full potential.
When God created you, he did so because he felt it was necessary for him to give you to the world. God looked at the world and he said to himself, “You know what, I think they need an Andrew”, and BAAAMMM, the awesomeness that is me was formed. Hehe.
In the same way, God knew the world needed you, and that was why he created you. Many Catholics go around living like the have a silly script playing in their heads. One that reads, “Maybe God just wanted more humans on earth. I know! God wanted me to… uhmm… just have fun and be happy. Or… God was using me as an experiment to see if a person would survive if you put them through all these troubles.” People don’t ACTUALLY say these things out loud but that’s how they live their lives. Listen, you’re here to worship God. That’s it. This means that you’re going to love him above all things, and love your neighbour as yourself. Your neighbour, by the way, just happens to be all of humanity.
So, as part of “loving your neighbour”, you must be improving humanity. You must be creating stuff! No matter what it is; art, dancing, painting, singing, creating software, forming groups, science, politics, math, laws, physics, social media… anything!
The two questions I ask myself are: “If I die now, will my impact in the world be felt for another 100 years? Am I building people whose creations can impact the world for another 100 years after they’re dead?” If the answer is no, get to work. If the answer is yes, now you must answer those two questions again, but this time replacing 100 with 1000. As long as you have life, God expects your very best. Nothing less than EVERYTHING YOU HAVE will cut it, and any already achieved glory is past tense. Keep on keeping on. Remember that.
Only you and I can change the world for the better in the Catholic perspective. If you leave world-changing to unbelievers, believe me, they will change the world, and it will become a living hell without morals, faith, or right living.