‘The object of life is not to side with majority,but the object of life is to escape finding oneself joining the ranks of the insane” Marcus Aurelius
What does he mean ?
I guess he means to say that one must distinguish oneself from the rest by not doing the same thing as majority does,otherwise one is stuck in ones routine.
Don’t take the word he used ‘INSANE’ in literal sense,what he meant was ‘think differently’….a sort of willingness to be different.
Simply put it,
Almost 95% of people blindly follow routine protocols in a mundane way,not going beyond the boundaries of the box.
What way a successful person is different from you ?
Successful people think of ideas,out of the box.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde’s quote is apt in these modern world life style.We constantly try to copy others and compare with others, courtesy social media,not realizing our own potential.
Simply put… we are becoming ‘copy masters’
Excellent results are achieved ,if one thinks out of box and anybody can become successful in their life.
One has to develop individuality and take ones own path.
Otherwise you form part of 95% of the people working for the rest of the 5% made up of brilliant and successful people.
So my friend..are you on your own ?
Strangely it’s not that easy to think of your own since you are constantly bombarded by the society and social media trends, and you are addicted and you are not able to think out of the box.
The trouble with you is that you don’t want t to come out of your comfort zone because you are a firm believer in the Life’s quote that one has to be content all the time.
This quote is for the people who are greedy and not for you.
Your decisions are influenced by others right from your childhood.Even after getting married and having grown up children,still you can’t take your own decisions.
To be a bit harsh on you ,you are confused because of different,mostly conflicting free advises from your well wishers.
Take Home Message
“At the end of the day, it’s your life. If you turn out good, the world celebrates you and with you (not minding how you achieved it). If bad, they abandon you (even if they gave you the advice that led you to doom). Just be you and follow your heart.”
Please share your thoughts.
Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏
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Inspiration-Paul Rulkens TEDx,goodreads.com,