or rather, being judged for not following through:
at any given period of time, i would likely be working on some projects based on those that contribute the most on where i want to go.
but anyone who talks to me on for a minimum amount of time or catches me in the right mood is going to hear dozens of ideas being thrown out of my mouth... books, software, political, movie scripts, ideas on how to fix the structural problems of charity institutions, furniture designs, business model, the occasional robot.. and for the most part, each and every single one of those would require years of dedication, unless you have the power of a world corporation, and probably even then, there is no way to follow through with every idea or even most of your ideas.
and for those you do think seriously about, i will find many of them having flaws, not being the best of ideas, having negative implications i disagree with, and in the end: not being worthy of taking the time and resources that other ideas demand. there's a filtration process that happens after the thought.
i consider this a rather rational process, generate and filter - i wouldn't have it any other way. but on a sociological level, this means people are constantly going to hear me coming up with ideas that i do nothing with. this creates a sense of disappointment in others, and to some extent not being taken as seriously.
does this happen to others? how do you approach this?