Society tells us that we must do certain things to “succeed” by their definition…
It starts early on….
…we must get good grades
…to lead to approval of our teachers and parents
…to lead to a chance of attending a good college
…to meet the perfect person to ‘settle down with’
…to get a ‘good “stable” job’
…to live in a ‘good house’
…to have children
I call bullshit.
What about the child who struggles in school…
not because they aren’t intelligent, but rather they are bored or learn in a different way than presented in a structured system.
What if their mind is so creative that they dismiss the notion of everything being ‘black and white’ and see everything in ‘grey.’
This unique ability allows them to understanding that perhaps there is a ‘better way’ than the way that has been done before and push the envelope for constant improvement or change.
They are the futurists.
They are the world changers.
They are the one’s we should be looking to for answers.
These are the people who are not afraid to ‘be themselves’. They remove the disguise that society so graciously places on others to simply ‘fit it’
I understand that not everyone is meant to see ‘grey’…
but that doesn’t mean that ‘grey’ doesn’t exist.
If you are a grey….stop trying to see black and white.
We need you now more than ever to step up, remove the disguise and BE YOU.
Stop trying to be something that you aren’t.
Stop trying to be someone what you aren’t.
Stop trying to do something you don’t want to do.
YOU DEFINE YOU.