Saturday, November 12, 2011

Are you Distinct?

The Man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than
the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places
no one has been before.

Creativity in living is not without its attendant difficulties, for peculiarity
breeds contempt. And the unfortunate thing about being
ahead of your time is that when people finally realize you were right,
they’ll say it was obvious all along.

You have two choices in life: you can dissolve into the mainstream,
or you can be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different. To be
different, you must strive to be what no one else but you can be.

Will you choose to go along with the crowd or be distinct? 

I have been distinct my entire life. Yet most people try to follow the crowd and present themselves as acceptable. I find this sad in many ways because you are not your true self. You are not awake or feeling alive but are living the same way every one else lives. It is not what your true self really wants to do. It is the reason that people have to find themselves. They have ignored the unique person that they really are in life. They are so eager and worried about being accepted by the crowd that they are one dimensional. They project the image and never like themselves enough to realize that others opinions do not matter. It is their inner opinion of  what they are that counts in life.  A person who is their true self is unique. They are distinct and different. People always try to make fun of or ignore others who are different.

It is a form of intolerance and that is deadly. Intolerance of others and trying to fit them into your judgments and expectations can be cruel and heartbreaking. It is a form of bullying others and harassment. I know in job appointments and other forms of employment in this world we are doomed to act in a certain fashion to keep the job. Yet in many ways this attitude stifles creativity. If you look at all of the people who are successful in what they want to do none of them follow the crowd. All of them are different and unique.

A real person is happy and accepts themselves. They know that they may not be liked by everyone but they like themselves. The people who go with the crowd always act bad because they would love to have the courage to be themselves. They will never understand that they can never lose themselves if they like themselves. I have seen many people who are successful in the stressful jobs where they have to project a certain image admit that they would prefer to do anything but that in their lives. 

The next time you see an unusual person talk to them and enjoy them. It might surprise you at how you can enjoy your life.  You may learn about your true self and stop projecting an image that is not you or your life.

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